Imation ACCESS 4.1 adds tools administrators need to better protect
digital data on the move with secure USB Drives
OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2012--
Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced availability of Imation ACCESS 4.1, software
that manages Imation’s secure USB drive offerings. Key new features
include location-based security management, enabling administrators to
manage and control USB use inside and outside of the network.
Administrators can allow the device to unlock at IP addresses determined
to be safe, or destroy its contents remotely, if data is deemed to be at
risk. Imation’s ACCESS 4.1 is a key component to Imation’s data security
solution for secure mobile data, secure mobile identity and secure
“As enterprise organizations embrace the mobile workforce, IT
departments are confronting a new set of hazards to the security of
sensitive data,” said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general manager for
Mobile Security. “Our latest ACCESS software adds tools administrators
need to decide exactly where secure USB devices can be unlocked, helping
better protect digital data on the move.”
ACCESS 4.1 supports management and usage of Imation branded USB flash
and external hard disk drive devices. The newest enhancements and
benefits include a wide range of important management features for
secure device control, device recovery and policy enforcement, all while
reducing deployment and ownership costs.
Location-Based Security Policies: Chief among the enhancements;
the addition of location-based security policies that help
protect against data leakage and theft. With ACCESS 4.1 software, IT
administrators can prevent all USB device use outside of an
organization’s network, or restrict usage to specific computers and
locations. New capabilities include:
Trusted IPs Only: Devices can be set so that they can only be
unlocked at IP addresses that have been evaluated as trusted and are
specified on the IP whitelist to prevent address spoofing.
Device Must “Call Home”: Administrators can mandate that
devices contact an ACCESS Enterprise Server (the managed version of
ACCESS) before allowing the device to unlock. Requiring that devices
are unusable unless they can “call home” diminishes the risk of data
leakage or theft.
New Access Revocation Features: Administrators now have an
extensive range of revocation options. Administrators can remotely
disable devices by soft-blocking, remote killing or remotely
“bricking” (physically destroying the drive’s contents) devices if
Imation ACCESS 4.1 is now available for new and existing administrators
managing Imation Defender, MXI Security and McAfee Encrypted USB brand
secure USB devices. For more information please visit www.imation.com/mobilesecurity.
Secure Data, Identity and Mobile Workspace product set helps
organizations protect against data loss and supports compliance
strategies, providing users secure and convenient access to their data
and applications wherever they are, while delivering the high levels of
security, compliance and management control over a range of USB devices
and removable media.
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 recognized brands. For more
information please visit, www.imation.com.
Imation and the Imation logo, ACCESS, Defender, and MXI Security are
trademarks of Imation Corp. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks
are property of their respective owners.
Source: Imation Corp.
Ken Kadet, 651-704-3388
MSL for Imation
Nina Gill, 781-684-6232