IronKey Partners With McAfee To Provide Automatic Virus Scanning On USB Drives

When an IronKey device is mounted, the McAfee anti-virus scan will automatically run to identify potentially harmful files

January 27, 2009

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LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2009 IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced a strategic partnership with McAfee, the worlds largest dedicated security technology company, to integrate the comprehensive McAfee anti-virus scanning capability, and deliver it on-board IronKey Enterprise USB devices. When an IronKey device is mounted, the McAfee anti-virus scan will automatically run to identify potentially harmful files. This is in addition to IronKeys active malware defenses which stop worms from spreading, validates software and limits the use of IronKey devices to only trusted networks.

Conventional USB flash drives and other removable storage devices allow viruses, worms and other malicious code to penetrate systems. IronKey provides active security, including a complete range of anti-malware controls down to the hardware level that enable IronKey devices to defend themselves. The McAfee anti-virus technology combines with advanced IronKey self-defending features including AutoRun protection to provide a complete solution. IronKey provides comprehensive layers of security required to make IronKey USB flash drives truly portable computing environments that protect data from loss or leakage, while preventing the spread of malware.

IronKey is dedicated to preventing cyber-criminals from gaining access to corporate and government networks. All data on an IronKey is protected with high-speed, military-grade hardware encryption, and password management in a waterproof and tamper resistant housing. IronKey recently launched the industrys most comprehensive anti-malware initiative for protecting removable storage media. It includes ongoing research along with the development of hardware-based defenses against malware and crimeware. For more information see

We are dedicated to working with our strategic partners to develop market leading solutions to protect our customers, said Steve Ryan, senior vice president of business development at IronKey. Now all of IronKeys customers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have the industrys leading anti-virus protection coupled with the worlds most secure USB 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 flash drives 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. 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 certified.

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