Imation Expands IronKey Line of Secure USB Flash and Hard Drives

  Imation Expands IronKey Line of Secure USB Flash and Hard Drives

 Adds a cost-effective complement to military-grade IronKey portable storage
   offerings, meeting a wider range of mobile worker security requirements

Business Wire

OAKDALE, Minn. -- March 26, 2013

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced an expansion of the IronKey™ secure USB product line
with new hardware encrypted flash and external hard disk drives. The IronKey
D80 flash drives and H80 hard drives enable users to affordably comply with
storage security mandates that do not require FIPS Certification. The new
products feature tamper-resistant enclosures and hardware-based 256-bit AES
encryption with strong authentication to reliably keep data private and

Rising recognition of data security threats has expanded the need for secure
portable USB drives beyond government, defense and regulated industries like
healthcare and financial services. Many organizations are seeking smart,
easy-to-use and highly secure solutions for employees to transport the
information they need to be productive, while protecting private data,
intellectual property and their brands.

Users that require the assurance of government and military level
certification or centralized device management can choose IronKey’s FIPS 140 2
Level 3 validated S250 and D250 flash drives. IronKey D80 and H80 drives are
ideal choices for organizations seeking compliance with most business policies
and standards and who recognize the superior security offered by hardware

“Adding these new secure flash and hard disk drives to the IronKey portfolio
extends our advanced security technology to meet the needs of an even broader
number of users and organizations,” said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general
manager for Mobile Security. “Organizations now have the flexibility to select
the IronKey hardware encrypted drives that best balance their specific
security, compliance and budget requirements.”

Features of the IronKey D80 and H80 drives include:

  *Advanced AES 256-bit encryption, the standard developed by the U.S.
    government to protect sensitive data;
  *“Always-on” hardware based encryption automatically protects all data that
    is saved to the device;
  *Automatically destroys its data after six failed login attempts;
  *Tamper resistant enclosures to protect data from damage and theft.

“Enterprise customers are looking to balance cost versus encryption features
when it comes to securing their data and mitigating privacy risks," said Liz
Conner, senior research analyst, IDC, Storage Systems and Personal Storage.
"Imation’s IronKey encrypted drives present a unique solution for users
wanting enterprise level security that satisfies compliance requirements,
while remaining cost effective by offering the appropriate level of protection
for their organization.”

“IT departments appreciate the advantages of having a mobile, connected
workforce, but at the same time they fear the data security risks. According
to a February 2013 Harris survey commissioned by Imation, fewer than half of
IT decision makers feel confident in their data security once workers leave
the building,” Reusing said. “These companies are looking to equip their
workforces with portable data storage tools at the right security level for
their organizations and users. Our IronKey portfolio now offers a range of
options, all featuring IronKey security, reliability, ruggedness and ease of

Pricing, specifications and availability

Imation’s IronKey D80 flash drives and H80 hard drives are available worldwide
through Imation’s network of channel partners, or from the Imation Mobile
Security Store at

The IronKey D80 encrypted flash drives are offered in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
capacities with manufacturer’s list pricing ranging from US$49 to US$240.
Reseller prices may vary.

IronKey H80 encrypted external hard drives are offered in 500GB or 1TB
capacities, with manufacturer’s list pricing of US$199 to US$250. Reseller
prices may vary.

Both the D80 and H80 drives are compatible with Windows and Mac operating
systems. Additional specifications can be found on the IronKey website:


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 are trademarks of Imation
Corp. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are property of their
respective owners.


Imation Corp.
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Schwartz MSL for Imation
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