IronKey™ Workspace Provisioning Tool Enables Enterprise-Wide Adoption of
Windows to Go
Productivity and mobility benefits of PC on a Stick™ now easily deployed
across departments, organizations and enterprises
OAKDALE, Minn. -- December 4, 2013
Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global data storage and information security
company, today announced the IronKey™ Workspace Provisioning Tool, a
software-based solution that speeds and simplifies provisioning of Windows 8.1
desktops using Microsoft’s Windows To Go on IronKey Workspace USB drives.
Providing provisioning of up to 42 IronKey Workspace drives in approximately
an hour, organizations can use the IronKey Workspace Provisioning Tool to
realize the cost savings and mobility-enabling benefits of Microsoft Windows
Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8.1 that lets people be
productive from almost any location they choose to work from using the
compatible computer they choose. The Windows To Go solution is ideal for
mobile workers, teleworkers and contractors, and fuels secure “Bring Your Own
Device” (BYOD) strategies that allow employees to use their home PCs for work.
Once the IronKey Workspace is set up as a Windows To Go drive, the operating
system, applications and data are all contained on the Microsoft-certified
IronKey Workspace USB drive. When installed into a compatible computer, the
drive uses the host PC’s hardware and resources such as monitors, CPUs and
With the IronKey Workspace Provisioning Tool, IT pros can confidently and
rapidly arm a department or team with a single Windows 8.1 corporate “Golden
Image” on rugged, secure Microsoft-certified IronKey Workspace W500 or W300
USB drives, using a process similar to the way laptops are provisioned, but
much faster. The IronKey Workspace Provisioning Tool is ideal for IT desktop
teams supporting large numbers of Windows To Go users, opening opportunities
for value-added resellers and IT service providers to support customer
deployments of Windows To Go.
The new IronKey Workspace Provisioning Tool is fast and easy to use. After
installing the software on a Windows 8.1 laptop, customers attach two
seven-port USB hubs. The software allows IT desktop administrators to choose
from a variety of formatting options – including 32-bit, 64-bit, centralized
device management and remote BIOS updates. The tool can provision up to 14
certified USB devices at once, provisioning all 14 in approximately 20
“We see huge potential for Windows To Go, and given our experience, we are
ready to build services around it so that our end-users can see productivity
and security benefits from Windows 8.1. The new IronKey provisioning tool is
vital to enabling our services, as it will allow us to deliver Windows To
Go-enabled drives at a scale that is required by our customers," said James
Hall, sales manager at CSIT Yorkshire Ltd, a UK-based IT services firm.
“We’re seeing tremendous excitement about how Windows To Go can enable secure,
productive remote work while dramatically lowering desktop deployment costs,”
said Erik Hutslar, executive director of product management for Imation’s
IronKey solutions. “What our customers need are ways to integrate Windows To
Go devices into their desktop management and workflow. The IronKey Workspace
Provisioning Tool reflects our commitment to meeting this need and adding
value to the Windows To Go experience – from rugged Microsoft-certified
devices and hardware encryption to enhanced security, centralized device
management and, now, provisioning tools. We are committed to helping our end
users automate and simplify Windows To Go deployment, and working with our
partners to develop services around Windows To Go. The ability to provision
numerous USB drives at once is key to those efforts.”
The IronKey Workspace Provisioning Tool is available today from Imation Mobile
Security Channel Partners. To learn more, visit www.ironkey.com.
About Imation Corp.
Imation is a global data storage and information security company. Our
products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and
protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio
includes Nexsan™ high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified
hybrid storage solutions; IronKey mobile security solutions that address the
needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and
consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the
Imation™, Memorex™ and TDK Life on Record™ brands. Imation reaches customers
in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For
more information, visitwww.imation.com.
Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey, the IronKey logo, PC on a Stick, Nexsan,
and Memorex are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. TDK Life on
Record is used under a trademark license fromTDK Corporation. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
Schwartz MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-0770
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