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Wick Hill Now Shipping Imation’s Ironkey Workspace For Windows To Go

Secure remote access to business desktops

Woking, Surrey: 23rd November, 2012 - Wick Hill is now shipping beta versions of Imation's IronKey™ Workspace, certified for deployment of Windows To Go. The IronKey Workspace lets organisations outfit mobile professionals with a secure, fast USB platform to run Windows To Go from a USB stick on multiple compatible PCs, an ideal solution for teleworkers, contractors and those implementing BYOD ("bring your own device") strategies.

The IronKey Workspace is certified for deployment of Windows To Go, a feature of Windows 8 that lets enterprise users boot a full version of Windows 8 from an external USB drive on compatible host PCs.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: "Imation's IronKey Workspace is an ideal solution for organisations to securely provide access for contractors and remote users."

Organisations running Windows 8 Enterprise Edition can provision a Windows desktop onto the IronKey Workspace to create a PC on a Stick™ - with the operating system and data contained on the USB drive, while still leveraging the host PC's hardware and resources, such as monitors, cameras, and network connections.

The IronKey Workspace provides a fast, easy, and cost effective way to empower mobile workers with Windows To Go. Features and benefits of the IronKey Workspace include:

Speed:
The IronKey Workspace drive delivers over five times the minimum read/write performance required for Windows To Go certified devices. Users will experience a responsive and smooth-running system, thanks to USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology and sequential read performance of up to 400+ MB/second, and sequential write speeds of up to 300+ MB/second.

Security:
IronKey Workspace protects an organisation's data by leveraging Windows To Go's BitLocker password protection capabilities and up to 256-bit AES full disk encryption. Devices, data, and applications are automatically protected the moment a user removes the drive from their host PC.

Capacity options:
Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities to meet a range of user needs.

The IronKey Workspace for Windows To Go will be available in the UK in early December through Wick Hill.

Imation's Mobile Security Solutions
Imation's Secure Data, Identity and Mobile Workspace product family helps organisations protect against data loss and supports compliance strategies, providing users secure and convenient access to their data and applications wherever they are, while helping to deliver managed security and ensuring compliance over a range of USB devices and removable media.

About Imation
Imation is a global scalable storage and data security company. Our portfolio includes tiered storage and security offerings for business, and products designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network and well recognised brands. For more information please visit, www.imation.com.

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information on Wick Hill, please visit http://www.wickhill.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/wickhill

Imation, the Imation logo, IronKey and the IronKey logo, and PC on a Stick are trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

ENDS

For further press information and pic of Ian Kilpatrick, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email [email protected]. Pics can also be downloaded from http://www.wickhill.com/company/press/pictures

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