Following the recent announcement that McAfee is transitioning its encrypted USB device business to partner Imation, distributor Wick Hill has announced it is now shipping the devices, writes Linda Endersby.
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Imation offers an extensive line of secure USB drives, many fully manageable by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software enabling organisations to enforce security policies for encrypted USB devices.
Wick Hill Group chairman Ian Kilpatrick said: "We see this as a significant opportunity for the channel and our sales and technical teams are fully trained to support this transition."
Imation will sell these USB devices and the related USB management software extension for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) via distribution and resellers like Wick Hill and will provide support for new Encrypted USB customers.
"We are very pleased that McAfee has entrusted our team to support its customers' continuing needs for secure mobile storage," said Lawrence Reusing, general manager of Imation's Mobile Security unit.
Government departments and corporate enterprises can secure their mobile workforces' USB data, while maintaining the highest data security standards, and regulatory and compliance requirements.
Reusing continued, "Imation plans to develop, enhance and advance the Encrypted USB platform to meet the needs of McAfee customers."
"With its industry leadership and decades of experience in data protection, the Imation team has the technology, resources and expertise to ensure that Encrypted USB customers continue to have products that meet the highest standards, best-in-class device management solutions, and technical support." said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance at McAfee.
Imation has integrated industry leading data security assets as part of its strategic focus on the growing data security market, including acquisition of certain assets of ENCRYPTX and MXI Security, and the secure hardware business of IronKey.
Barry concluded, "McAfee and Imation now provide the best solutions for customers who require secure mobile storage, authentication, and portable computing solutions."