IronKey Introduces New Identity Manager Software

Personal security device integrates VIP credential to provide two-factor authentication

May 4, 2009

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (RSA Conference, Booth #2433) April 21, 2009 IronKey, maker of the worlds most secure flash drive, today announced that its next generation of IronKey Personal and IronKey Enterprise flash drives include a powerful new Identity Manager software, which extends the capabilities of its current Password Manager with built-in VeriSign' Identity Protection services. This combination enables true two-factor Internet authentication for users that log into VIP Network member websites, including eBay and PayPal.

With the IronKey Identity Manager software and the VIP credential on the IronKey drive, users benefit from convenient personal identity protection and secure access when visiting VIP Network member websites. By binding their user account to their IronKey device, consumers can prevent cyber criminals from taking over their online accounts. To log into their accounts, users need their username, password, and the VIP credential on their IronKey device. This means that cyber criminals can no longer use a stolen username or password to take over these online accounts.

Consolidating encryption, identity management, secure authentication and secure Web browsing on a single device not only improves usability, it makes it easy for consumers to remain protected online, said David Jevans, CEO at IronKey. The direct integration of a VIP credential is a natural extension to the inherent security of IronKey devices, and reinforces our commitment to online identity protection.

The IronKey Identity Manager provides secure one-click access to passwords, delivering convenience and protection against keystroke capturing malware. With the service, users can safely backup their passwords online and, if they lose their IronKey device, they can securely restore their passwords on a new IronKey drive. IronKeys virtual keyboard eliminates the need to type passwords on the physical keyboard, providing an additional level of protection against key loggers.

Consumers today enjoy the convenience of online banking, shopping, medical and other services, and they absolutely recognize the importance of protecting personal online information and identities, said Jeff Burstein, VIP product manager at VeriSign. Deploying VIP credentials on IronKey USB devices makes it convenient for consumers to protect their digital identities and avoid online fraud using one credential to span the entire VIP Network.

Consumer identities are vulnerable. The more places personal identity information is stored, the higher the chances of identity theft. When used with the VIP Authentication Service, VIP credentials provide consumers with an easy-to-use, cost-effective way to protect their identity online. With the VIP credential embedded on an IronKey device, consumers carry one device for all their data and identity protection needs.

IronKey secure USB drives provide comprehensive layers of security to create secure portable computing environments that encrypt and protect data from loss or leakage, prevent the spread of malware and enable secure Web browsing. IronKey drives are available in 1, 2, 4 and 8 gigabyte capacities, and can be ordered online at and through numerous online retailers. Prices start at $79, and include one year of IronKey Internet protection services with the device.

About IronKey IronKeys award-winning products and services combine the worlds most secure flash drive with the worlds most powerful USB management software. IronKeys USB memory sticks bring the power of authentication, encryption, identity management and privacy to businesses and consumers in 23 countries. IronKeys management software and associated services allow enterprises of all sizes, government agencies, the military, and other organizations to take back control of the mobile data that has been leaking out of their organizations due to the uncontrolled proliferation of USB drives. With IronKey, organizations centrally administer, remotely manage, and enforce policies on thousands of devices located anywhere in the world. Thousands of customers, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and military organizations that handle some of the most sensitive security information in the world trust IronKey to protect business critical data. All IronKey products are FIPS 140-2, Level 2 validated. For more information, please visit

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