Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, today announced that its IronKey Workspace has been certified as a go-to-market USB 3.0-based mobile workspaces for deployment of Windows To Go. Windows To Go is a feature of Windows 8 that lets enterprise users boot a full version of Windows 8 from an external USB drive on multiple host PCs. The IronKey Workspace will be available later in Q4 2012. The IronKey Workspaces will offer a simple, affordable option for organizations seeking to quickly implement Windows To Go in their organizations, featuring high-speed USB 3.0 technology and using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to protect data. For more information on Imation’s certified IronKey Workspaces for Windows To Go, visit this page. “We are excited to announce Imation as one of our go-to-market associates to help enterprises take advantage of Windows To Go. Imation’s IronKey Workspace is designed for Windows To Go and will help organizations deliver a full-featured Windows 8 experience on multiple devices when booting from a USB drive,” said Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Product Marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft. Next year, Imation plans to roll out a line of solutions that empower organizations to deploy Windows To Go security-enhanced via Imation’s hardware encrypted flash drives, strong authentication and centralized device management. Organizations will be able to turn to Imation for security-enhanced workspace solutions for teleworkers, contractors and travelers at an attractive total cost of ownership using Windows To Go. “Imation is committed to helping address the challenge of data security and compliance for its customers – from security-enhanced tiered storage solutions to helping secure data on portable devices that enable the workforce to be more mobile. The mobile workspace represents a significant evolution in personal computing and Imation is extremely pleased to bring USB drives and solutions for Windows To Go to market, and we look forward to using Imation’s hardware encryption technology, device management and deployment experience into our future offerings,” said Lawrence Reusing, General Manager for Mobile Security at Imation. Blueprint for a security-enhanced mobile workspace strategy As a pioneer in USB-based security-enhanced mobile workspaces for Windows, Imation also today released a “Blueprint to Secure Mobile Workspaces” whitepaper to aid IT pros and others within organizations considering USB-based mobile workspaces. “The idea of Windows To Go is an attractive one because it helps support the needs of the organization for security and management, and the desire of employees for portability, flexibility, and ease of use with their own devices,” said Lawrence Reusing of Imation. Secure, compliant PC USB-based mobile workspaces represent a new personal computing category, ideal for organizations seeking to enable security-enhanced mobility for teleworkers, contractors and those that work from many different computers. Based on a track record with customer deployments of its security-enhanced mobile workspaces for Windows 7, Imation today published a “Blueprint to Secure Mobile Workspaces,” which outlines the opportunities, use cases and key considerations for deploying security-enhanced mobile workspaces. The whitepaper is available for download here.