TECH BRIEF

IronKey launches software to manage its secure flash drives

IronKey has launched IronKey Enterprise Server software designed to manage its flagship product, the IronKey Enterprise flash drive.

The small size and large capacity of USB storage devices makes them especially vulnerable to security breaches, the company said. IronKey Enterprise Server provides centralized management of these storage devices including data recovery, content updates, usage monitoring and password resets.

"Due to the highly sensitive and confidential information the Department of Homeland Security deals with, we have extremely strict requirements and standards for the technology products we approve," said Ken Rogers, chief information officer at DHS Science and Technology Directorate. "We simply cannot expose our sensitive information to the risk of loss or theft, nor allow our systems to be compromised by malware. As one of the first customers of IronKey, it is the only drive we have the confidence to authorize for use in the agency. Having the USB management service available as a server enables us to retain administrative control, while remaining compliant with regulations restricting outside hardware hosting."

IronKey Enterprise flash drives are also configured for secure remote management. All IronKey products are also FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified.

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