Imation Launches Newest IronKey Hardware-Encrypted Secure Flash Drives

  Imation Launches Newest IronKey Hardware-Encrypted Secure Flash Drives

  IronKey S250 and D250 flash drives feature faster performance, new control
panel, and multi-language authentication to meet highest security, performance
               and management needs of business and government

Business Wire

OAKDALE, Minn. -- November 08, 2012

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced availability of its next-generation IronKey™ S250 and
D250 hardware-encrypted flash drives. Widely known as The World’s Most Secure
Flash Drives™, the newest IronKey flash drives feature faster performance, a
redesigned control panel that supports multiple languages, and new remote
management capabilities in its signature rugged, high-security design.

The IronKey S250 and D250 flash drives are available in Basic, Personal and
Enterprise editions for enterprise and personal use. The IronKey flash drives
deliver powerful protection against data loss and are validated to meet the
stringent Security Level 3 requirements of the FIPS 140-2 standard, which
fully support corporate and government compliance strategies.

The Personal and Enterprise editions feature built-in identity protection that
allows users to securely surf the web, and the IronKey password vault to store
and protect user passwords.The Enterprise edition adds centralized remote
administration through Imation’s cloud security console, which supports full
life cycle management for deploying and managing dozens to thousands of secure
flash drives.

“While organizations are realizing the advantages of a mobile workforce, they
are also coming to grips with vulnerabilities caused by lost or stolen data,”
said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security. “Imation
has developed its new IronKey S250 and D250 offerings to provide choices for
organizations around the world whose employees need to transport and access
data remotely, while enhancing security, performance and reliability.”

The newest features and functionality added to IronKey S250 and D250 devices

  *Faster performance, premium quality dual-channel flash memory gives fast
    file read performance of up to 31MB/second and write speeds of up to
  *Redesigned control panel, makes a user-friendly interface even easier to
    navigate for user authentication.
  *Multiple language support, guides the user through authentication and is
    available in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
    and Traditional Chinese, in addition to English, empowering the user to
    access data without relying on the help desk.
  *Cross-Platform Compatibility, designed for use with Microsoft Windows XP
    SP2+/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.5+ (including Mountain Lion OS) and Linux 2.6+.
  *Improved Remote Management Capabilities, IronKey Enterprise S250 and D250
    devices can be remotely recovered, reset, and forced into a read-only
    mode, all from Imation’s cloud security service.

The IronKey S250 and D250 secure flash drives meet security standards for high
security environments, with features that include:

  *FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2, Level 3 validated
    security devices,* meeting the most demanding regulatory requirements.
  *AES 256-bit hardware encryption, protecting data each time the USB hard
    drive is in use with the hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption implemented
    in Cipher Block Chain (CBC) mode.
  *Strong password protection to protect data at rest and ensure data access
    for authorized users.
  *Unique tamper-evident aluminum enclosure that allows users to immediately
    recognize attempts to physically compromise the device.
  *Capacity D250 capacities range from 2GB – 64GB, S250 capacities range from
    2GB – 32GB.

Pricing, specifications and availability

Imation’s IronKey S250 and D250 Enterprise and Personal flash drives are
available worldwide through Imation’s network of channel partners or Imation
Sales. US customers may purchase certain IronKey Basic and Personal flash
drives from the Imation Mobile Security Store at Manufacturer’s list pricing ranges from
$US109 to $US599 for S250 and $US89 to $US599 for D250 models; reseller prices
may vary.

Additional specifications can be found on Imation’s website:

Enterprise edition:

Personal edition:

Basic edition:

Imation’s IronKey Mobile Security Solutions

Imation’s IronKey Secure Data, Identity and Mobile Workspace product family
helps organizations protect against data loss and supports compliance
strategies, providing users secure and convenient access to their data and
applications wherever they are, while helping to deliver managed security and
ensuring compliance over a range of USB devices and removable media.

Imation’s secure mobile solutions are available through Imation’s network of
channel partners. For more information, visit

*Cryptographic Processor certification numbers vary by product. For specific
certification numbers, see applicable product literature or visit

About Imation

Imation is a global scalable storage and data security company. Our portfolio
includes tiered storage and security offerings for business, and products
designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches
customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution
network and well recognized brands. For more information please visit,

Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey the IronKey logo, and World’s Most Secure
Flash Drive are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Imation Corp.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
Schwartz MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-6232
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