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IronKey™ W700 Mobile Workspace Achieves Editor's Choice Award from SSD Review for Most Secure, Highest-Performing Windows To Go Drive
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 02:20:50 PM


OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2014-- Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that its IronKey Workspace W700 Windows To Go Drive has received the Editor’s Choice Award from SSD Review, a leading online information resource for the SSD industry. IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go provides a Windows 8.1 corporate image on a ruggedized, fully manageable USB 3.0 flash drive that enables mobile employees, teleworkers and contractors to work on any compatible computer. The editors noted it is the fastest-performing Windows To Go drive on the market and is the only one to receive full device FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, making it secure enough for storing the most sensitive information for government and other highly regulated industries such as health care and finance.

In the report, Sean Webster, SSD editor at the SSD Review, stated, “Workspace Windows To Go flash drives can definitely increase productivity by speeding up older systems, as well as saving companies thousands of dollars on IT resources. The use of bring your own device (BYOD) programs and common contractor and new employee acquisitions create opportunities for companies to use these devices to get them up and running quick. Companies can quickly hand out these secure Windows To Go USBs to mobile workers rather than expensive laptops and keep them secure on a fully managed environment.”

Windows To Go is a feature of Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which is available to customers with Software Assurance to help them address a wide range of mobility requirements. An organization’s corporate image, operating system, applications and data are all contained on the Microsoft-certified IronKey Workspace USB drive. The host PC hardware boots completely off the Windows To Go drive and can use local resources such as monitors, CPUs and network connections. The device can be centrally managed via the cloud or on-premises and offers remote wipe and disable features to protect against loss and theft. The Windows To Go solution is ideal for mobile workers, teleworkers and contractors, fueling secure BYOD strategies that allow employees to use their personal PCs or Mac computers for work.

Additional key findings from the review:

  • “The fast and rugged IronKey Workspace W700 offers end users a responsive and military grade secure work environment on almost any PC.”
  • “Windows To Go is the main reason to purchase these drives. It enables employees to continue working on projects through a mobile and secure full featured Windows 8/8.1 platform even when away from the office…The W700 allows for full host computer isolation. The IronKey Workspace W700 doesn’t just boot off PCs certified to run Microsoft Windows 7 or higher operating systems, it is also able to boot from Intel based Apple computers..."
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