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IronKey Announces New Capabilities To Remotely Protect Secure USB Flash Drives

IronKey's Trusted Network allows IT administrators to remotely restrict IronKey devices from being used on systems outside specified enterprise IP addressees
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 18, 2008 - IronKey Inc., maker of the worlds most secure flash drives, today announced a new level of flash drive usage control that allows IT administrators to remotely restrict IronKey devices from being used on untrusted networks. This release follows the recent announcement of the IronKey Anti-Malware Initiative, a comprehensive program to protect portable and mobile media from viruses, worms, Trojans, botnets, crimeware and other malware threats.

Of recent concern has been the malware attacks witnessed within the U.S. Government that were believed to have originated from a removable memory device. NASA CIO Jonathan Pettus recently clarified his agencys policy curbing the use of removable media, stating that the new policy dictates that employees not use government-owned removable devices on personal machines or machines that do not belong to the agency, department or organization. The policy also extends to banning the use of any unknown device on a government system. An additional feature of IronKeys Enterprise managed devices, The Trusted Network policy, addresses these specific security concerns.

The IronKey Trusted Network policy restricts IronKey Enterprise devices from being used on systems outside specified enterprise IP addresses, preventing users from unlocking IronKey devices from home or in untrusted network environments. Government agencies can define policies to restrict IronKey devices containing classified information to only be used on computers in approved government secure networks.

Additionally, hospitals can define policies to allow doctors to carry patient information on IronKey devices for use on hospital and clinic computers. These policies can prevent doctors from using their IronKey devices from home or on other unsecure computers, thereby ensuring compliance with HIPPA data privacy regulations.

To learn more about IronKey devices and the IronKey Anti-Malware Initiative, please visit https://www.ironkey.com/anti-malware.

About IronKey IronKey products and services bring the power of authentication, encryption, identity management, and privacy to consumers and businesses around the world. We blend world-class security expertise with product design that emphasizes usability, simplicity, and accessibility. All IronKey products are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified.

The IronKey Team consists of experts in consumer devices, information security, privacy and secure banking technologies, with prior executive roles at Apple, Arcot Systems, Earthlink, Entrust, First Data Corp, GeoTrust, PayPal, RedCannon, RSA Security, Teros, Tumbleweed, Valicert, and VISA.

Founded in 2005, IronKey is privately held and based in Los Altos, CA. For more information, visit: www.ironkey.com.