We have now announced Microsoft certification and general availability of our IronKey Workspace W500. Microsoft’s certification process is a rigorous one, so we are extremely pleased to put this stamp of approval on our latest Windows To Go solution. And we’re excited to bring our secure PC on a Stick platform to the Windows To Go solution set.
According to Intel’s IT Manager survey on the current state of BYOD, one of the two largest barriers to BYOD adoption is that the devices used by employees cannot support security, encryption or remote wipe. The IronKey Workspace W500 solves IT managers’ security concerns with its hardware based encryption, ability to issue ‘silver bullet’ commands to remote wipe the device, and centralized management. The IronKey Workspace W500 is truly an IT provisioned, IT managed and IT secured device that fits into your network.
Gartner predicts that half of companies will require BYOD in 2017, and as this trend spreads from mobile phones and smartphones to the PC, our Windows To Go workspace offerings position us strongly in this space. Strong market interest in our solutions backs up this trend – for example, we have initiated pilots large organizations that are interested in deploying thousands of devices. Use cases we are seeing include:
- Executive travelers are seeking to bring a secure device to insecure countries, instead of a laptop.
- Government agency looking to provide a way for employees to telework securely, using the workspace device on their home PCs.
- A hospital is looking at providing secure workspaces to medical residents instead of providing PCs –a 10X cost savings.
- Top universities are testing IronKey Workspaces for their students to use in computer labs, and then to allow them to bring their computing environment home.
Our new IronKey Workspace W500 represents a powerful, secure PC on a Stick offering for enterprise customers. This is a high-performance, ruggedized, high-security platform for organizations who see opportunity in using Windows To Go to support their BYOD initiatives.
You can learn more about the IronKey Workspace solutions at http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/secure-workspace/index.html.