Mobile workspace offers a secure Windows OS on any computer

Imation announced Stealth Zone 2.1 boot-from-USB secure mobile workspace. This new version 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 organisations 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.

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 transfer.

Imation Stealth Zone 2.1 deploys numerous measures for maximum workspace security, including:

Full host-computer isolation, where, after reboot and authentication, the computing environment is isolated from malware and data leakage.

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 platform.

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