LOS ALTOS, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing solutions, and Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, today announced that Bell Micro will distribute IronKey's products throughout North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Bell Micro will offer IronKey's complete line of secure portable storage products to its customer base of value added resellers, OEMs and system builders, greatly expanding IronKey's reach in the channel. "We are very pleased to partner with IronKey, a leading innovator in the secure portable device market," said Gary Gammon, senior vice president of enterprise marketing for Bell Micro. "IronKey's market-leading secure portable storage solutions deliver the comprehensive protection and management that our partners and their customers require to secure mobile information." IronKey brings unprecedented mobile data security to enterprise and government organizations by combining the IronKey multifunction security devices with the ability to remotely manage the devices and strictly enforce security policies from a centralized administrative console. IronKey enables organizations to securely deliver complete desktop environments on ultra-secure, remotely managed devices with integrated two-factor authentication and fraud protection capabilities. "Beyond having one of the only FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated products in the market, IronKey backs it up with a great channel partner program that has all of the right elements to attract and maintain partners who have the desire and resources to reach enterprise and mid-market customers," Gammon said. "IronKey selected Bell Micro based on its reputation as a premier channel distributor that focuses on the enterprise market on a worldwide basis," noted David Jevans, IronKey CEO. "As the fastest growing segment of our business is the Global 2000, Bell Micro's position as one of the leaders in storage, with its vast network of resellers across the globe, makes them a perfect fit for us." IronKey products are available immediately through Bell Micro resellers.