Company unveils 64GB versions of its high-security flash drives and a more feature-rich security suite.
Removable storage device
maker Imation introduced some larger-capacity additions to its Defender
along with some upgraded security software Feb. 14 at the RSA
Conference in San Francisco.
The Minnesota-based company unveiled 64GB versions of its Defender F100, F150
and F200 +Biometric Flash Drives, and will be demonstrating them on the
conference show floor. Previously, the company's flash drives were available at
8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities.
Imation also is using the event to showcase a pair of new security-management
software options. These enhancements help small- to midsized businesses in
sectors such as government, health care, retail and financial services better
manage the risks and responsibilities of increasing data growth and
portability, a company spokesperson said.
The new Defender F200 +Biometric flash drive features a fast hardware-dedicated
security processor that provides advanced portable security through FIPS
(Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2, Level 3 validated AES 256-bit
hardware encryption, authentication, manageability and biometrics, Imation
Advanced security features in the F200 include an ergonomic swipe sensor for
two-factor authentication with strong password and/or biometric fingerprint
identification-security that goes far beyond standard password security. It
also provides protection against malware in virtually any environment.
Additionally, it comes housed in a rugged metal casing, so the F200 is tamper-resistant,
crush-resistant, waterproof and dustproof, Imation said.
The Defender Collection Software Suite is aimed at government agencies, the
health care industry, financial services and SMBs because it has the ability to
customize and enforce device authentication and security policies. It also
features reporting, as well as the ability to recover passwords, manage keys,
and remotely disable devices that are lost or stolen, Imation said.
The RSA Conference continues through Feb. 18 at the Moscone Center.