IronKey Announces Comprehensive Anti-Malware Initiative for USB Removable Media and Flash Drives

LOS ALTOS, Calif. , Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced a comprehensive initiative to protect portable and mobile media from viruses, worms, trojans, botnets, crimeware and other malware...

Top-tier US based ASIC security processor design team. IronKey's continued innovation in the areas of intelligent security processors on very small form-factor portable storage devices, particularly USB flash drives or memory sticks, allows IronKey to deliver the world's most secure flash drive with intelligent on board anti-malware and anti-crimeware technology. IronKey has a top-tier ASIC security processor design team that develops the world's most secure, intelligent security processors for secure storage and authentication. The integration of intelligent security processors into standard USB flash drive formats provides affordable, easy to use, and effective protection against data loss, data leakage, and malware for enterprise and government customers.

IronKey Enterprise remotely managed devices provide revolutionary security capabilities at an affordable price. IronKey devices are available to enterprises and government agencies starting at $79 for 1GB of secure, protected storage. When plugged into a computer with network access, IronKey devices receive automatic updates to applications, malware protection, authentication tokens and security policies. IronKey also protects against malware being transferred to the device, and malware cannot disable the device's hardware-based security features.

IronKey understands the requirements of highly-secure networks. IronKey's initial research was partially funded by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate. The IronKey secure USB devices can withstand both simple and sophisticated attacks and all IronKey products have been FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated.

IronKey Enterprise solutions can be centrally managed so their use is governed and managed by an organization's access-control and security policy that allows only trusted and privileged users to access the device. Once authorized, the IronKey device will fully integrate with the host malware and virus inspection software from best-of-breed vendors including McAfee, Symantec, Checkpoint, Kaspersky, NOD32, Trend, Microsoft and other various anti-malware solutions.

About IronKey

IronKey products and services bring the power of authentication, encryption, identity management and privacy to consumers and businesses around the world. We blend world-class security expertise with product design that emphasizes usability, simplicity, and accessibility. All IronKey products are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated.

The IronKey Team consists of experts in consumer devices, information security, privacy and secure banking technologies, with prior executive roles at Apple, Arcot Systems, Earthlink, Entrust, First Data Corp, GeoTrust, PayPal, RedCannon, RSA Security, Teros, Tumbleweed, Valicert, and VISA.

Founded in 2005, IronKey is privately held and based in Los Altos, CA. For more information, visit: