IronKey and DeviceLock Partner To Secure Private Data and USB Ports
LONDON, UK – September 3, 2008 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device access control, and IronKey, Inc., maker of the world’s most secure USB flash drive, today announced that they will jointly market a comprehensive, enterprise-grade solution to securely manage the use of portable storage devices within the confines of the corporate network.
IronKey flash drives encrypt data using hardware-based, military-grade encryption, thus protecting critical corporate information should the device be lost or stolen. DeviceLock software controls and audits downloading and uploading activity via PC ports, wireless networks, printers and drives, including portable USB flash drives. The combination of the FIPS-certified cryptographic data protection of IronKey drives, together with DeviceLock’s highly-granular user access permissions, creates a seamless data leakage solution that enforces USB device control policies from the desktop to the pocket. This also enables IronKey devices to be white-listed, allowing only these highly-secure devices to be used in corporate USB ports.
“DeviceLock and IronKey foresee continued growth in the use of removable storage devices by employees due to the small and convenient form factor,” explains Ashot Oganesyan, chief technology officer at DeviceLock. “Our mutual mission is to help IT security staff cope with the resultant threat to data privacy and security in an efficient, comprehensive and deeply granular manner.”
Featuring a comprehensive central management platform fully integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock enables security administrators to precisely control, monitor online, shadow-copy, log and analyze end-user access to all types of devices and local ports on their personal computers, as well as automatically block operations of hardware keyloggers. DeviceLock proactively protects against data leakage and corporate network infiltration by malware via the local ports of distributed computers, thus significantly reducing business risks resulting from insider malicious actions, errors or negligence.
“Organizations today are looking for easy-to-use solutions that enable both the flexibility of using mobile data storage devices, as well as the assurance that sensitive data is encrypted and fully protected when transferred via USB ports,” said Steve Ryan, vice president of business development at IronKey. “The combined IronKey and DeviceLock solution provides the level of comprehensive protection against both internal and external threats to data privacy and security that our customers demand.”
IronKey brings unprecedented mobile data security through a combination of security applications and services along with hardware-based encryption. Together, DeviceLock and IronKey help to prevent employees from using their corporate and personal computing resources to siphon off valued information beyond the scope of their jobs and outside the guidelines of IT security policies.
About DeviceLock, Inc.
Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine Inc, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing well-integrated and cost-effective endpoint security solutions. With more than three million computers installed in over 55,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of enterprise customers that include financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock has international offices in California (U.S.), London (U.K.), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).
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.