Westcon SA supports Microsoft certification of IronKey Workspace W300 device

Westcon SA has announced that the IronKey Workspace W300 device has been fully certified by Microsoft.

February 25, 2013

Westcon SA, the local value-added distributors of Imation’s IronKey devices, has announced that the IronKey Workspace W300 device has been fully certified by Microsoft as a go-to-market USB 3.0-based mobile workspace for deployment of Windows To Go. 

According to Westcon SA Microsoft Windows to Go, is a complete Windows 8 Enterprise workspace that can be booted from a USB flash drive or other storage device to run on any PC, regardless of operating system. 

“For mobile workers and workers on the go the Windows to Go platform provides an excellent platform to work from anywhere,” states Andrew Potgieter, business unit manager at Westcon Security. “Now with the Windows 8 desktop embedded on a trusted IronKey USB flash drive, they can also be assured of the security needed to support this form of mobility.” 

As per the certification of the IronKey Workspace W300 device customers can now rely on Imation’s portable desktop expertise as well as the proven dependability of Imation IronKey drives as well as take advantage of a fast, full Windows desktop that boots from USB and uses all host system resources. 

With a rich history in security the IronKey device will also protect portable desktops with full disk encryption and password authentication and automatically protect data upon device removal. According to Potgieter another benefit of using the device is that the Imation IronKey USB flash drives deliver up to five times the Windows to Go minimum average read/write performance. 

“Users of the Windows to Go platform on an IronKey Workspace W300 device can now take immediate advantage of an imaged and fully functional version of Windows 8. They will also be able to distribute mobile work environments that mirror their corporate desktop and ensure employees, partners and contractors are using mobile workspaces created and managed by IT,” ends Potgieter. 

IronKey Workspace builds on Imation’s renowned leadership and expertise in providing complete mobile workspaces and hardened, reliable USB flash drives.