Imation acquires IronKey’s security hardware business

Imation announced it will acquire the assets of IronKey’s secure data storage hardware business.

The two companies also announced a strategic partnership whereby Imation will receive an exclusive license from IronKey for its secure storage management software and service, and a license to use the IronKey brand for secure storage products. IronKey will partner with Imation to provide its online cloud-based security services.

Approximately 40 employees of the privately held IronKey business are expected to transfer to Imation with the acquisition. Financial terms of the acquisition, expected to close within 30 days, were not disclosed.

“IronKey’s secure storage customers and partners will benefit from Imation’s global reach in more than 100 countries,” said Arthur Wong, CEO of IronKey. “IronKey will continue to build out solutions for providing secure online access by leveraging its online cloud services security platform to protect customers’ assets, data, and transactions across multiple form factors such as portable USB devices, software, and mobile applications.”

The secure storage products and technologies transferring to Imation include multifunction portable computing devices that protect stored data with strong hardware encryption. IronKey secure storage devices are validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to meet the stringent Level 3 criteria of FIPS 140-2. Combined with the cloud-based IronKey Enterprise Management Service, data security can be managed and audited from anywhere in the world.




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