IronKey

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IronKey is the brand name of a family of secure portable data storage and mobile workspace tools produced by Imation.

History[edit]

From 2005 to 2012, IronKey was an Internet security and privacy company based in California. IronKey's founding was partially funded by the U.S. federal government, with a grant of US$1.4 million through the Homeland Security Research Projects Agency.[1][2][3] Their products have been used by the U.S. government in various areas.[4][5]

Imation acquired IronKey in September 2011.[6] In October 2012, IronKey rebranded itself as Marble Security, and the IronKey brand became wholly owned by Imation.[7][8] As part of Imation, the IronKey portfolio includes products and intellectual property from the former IronKey, as well as technologies from Imation acquisitions of MXI Security and ENCRYPTX.[9][10]

Windows To Go portable workspaces[edit]

Among Imation’s IronKey products are flash drives certified by Microsoft for Windows To Go.[11] Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8 that enables the creation of a workspace that can be booted from a USB-connected external drive on PCs that meet Microsoft certification requirements, regardless of the operating system running on the PC. A Windows To Go product, the IronKey Workspace W300, received the Editors’ Choice accolade from PC Magazine in February 2013.[12]

Products[edit]

Secure Portable Storage[edit]

  • IronKey Enterprise S250 and D250 USB flash drives
  • IronKey F200 Biometric Flash Drive
  • IronKey Basic S250 and D250 USB flash drives
  • IronKey F200 Biometric Flash Drive
  • IronKey F150 Flash Drive
  • IronKey Personal S250 and D250 USB flash drives
  • IronKey H100 External USB Hard Drive
  • IronKey H200 Biometric External USB Hard Drive
  • IronKey F100 Flash Drive
  • IronKey D80 Flash Drive
  • IronKey H80 External USB Hard Drive

IronKey Secure Workspaces[edit]

Windows 8:

  • IronKey Workspace W700 Windows To Go (Microsoft certified, FIPS Certified)[13]
  • IronKey Workspace W500 Windows To Go (Microsoft certified)[14]
  • IronKey Workspace W300 Windows To Go (Microsoft certified)

Windows 7:

  • IronKey Workspace MWES USB Flash Drive with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (MWES) edition software.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOMETHING VENTURED: Uncle Sam Is Staking Start-Ups" (PDF). VentureWire. March 12, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "10 Hot Security Startups". DarkReading. April 12, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Command, Control and Interoperability Programs and Projects". Department of Homeland Security. April 2, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Department of Homeland Security - 2010 Budget in Brief" (PDF). Department of Homeland Security. 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Department Responsibilities: Maximize Use of Science, Technology and Innovation". Department of Homeland Security. July 22, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Imation Acquires IronKey's USB-Based Hardware Security Business". eWeek. Retrieved Sep 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Marble Cloud Launches Mobile Security Service for iPhone, Android". eWeek. Retrieved Oct 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Imation to Unify Mobile Security Portfolio around IronKey Brand". Imation. Retrieved Oct 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Imation acquires MXI Security, broadens product line". IT World Canada. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Imation Acquires Encryption And Security Solutions Company ENCRYPTX". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Microsoft Windows To Go Homepage". 
  12. ^ "IronKey Workspace W300 (64GB)". PC Magazine. Retrieved Feb 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp2183.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/devices/windowstogo.aspx