Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced availability of version 2.1 of its Stealth Zone
boot-from-USB secure mobile workspace. This newest version of
Imation Stealth Zone enhances data security by making it easier and more
convenient for business travelers, teleworkers and contractors to carry
a secure, managed Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and an encrypted
data transfer solution on a single, fully managed USB device.
“As organizations increasingly allow and even encourage employees to
work outside traditional offices, and look to enable ‘bring your own
device’ (BYOD) or contractor access to the organization’s applications,
they are in search of solutions that allow authorized users access to
information they need without compromising the security of their data,”
said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security.
“Our solution provides a secure PC that you can carry in your pocket.
Now, users can get what they’ve requested – a secure form of Windows to
go wherever they are, combined with an encrypted flash drive in a single
“Mobile boot-from-USB Windows workspaces like Imation’s are generating
increasing interest as IT departments seek to empower worker mobility
while gaining some control over the BYOD trend,” said Michael Osterman,
president, Osterman Research, Inc. “Organizations are realizing that
mobile workspaces are an extremely convenient and flexible way to
provision fully managed, secure Windows desktop environments for
employees and contractors, while minimizing the risk of data loss.”
With Imation’s mobile workspace solution, IT can issue a full-featured
Windows 7 desktop environment on a secure, hardware encrypted USB device
that employees or contractors can use both in the office and on
computers at home or on the road.
With Imation’s new Crossover Storage capability, the Stealth Zone USB
device can be plugged into a computer’s USB port and booted into a
secure Windows 7 desktop environment; or, using a separate, secure
storage partition, it can be used as a traditional encrypted secure
flash drive, eliminating the need for a second encrypted drive for data
Imation Stealth Zone 2.1 deploys numerous measures for maximum workspace
Full host-computer isolation, where, after reboot and
authentication, the computing environment is isolated from malware and
Hardware encryption, using a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated*
portable security processor to lock down content and shield the
desktop, preventing tampering, intrusion and piracy.
Strong user authentication, including optional multifactor
authentication using password, biometrics or both.
Advanced centralized deployment and management, that lets an
organization broadly deploy USB desktops and police their use with
Imation’s deployment tools and Imation ACCESS™ Enterprise management
Imation’s mobile workspace products are available through Imation’s
network of channel partners. For more information, visit http://www.imation.com/en-US/Mobile-Security/Mobile-Security-Products/Secure-Mobile-Workspace/.
Current users of Imation Stealth Zone devices can upgrade their devices
to version 2.1 capabilities by contacting their sales representative.
Data, Identity and Mobile Workspace product set, 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 delivering managed security and ensuring
compliance over a range of USB devices and removable media.
*Cryptographic Processor certification numbers vary by product. For
specific certification numbers, see applicable product literature or
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
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