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IronKey Announces Linux Support

LOS ALTOS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey Inc., maker of the world's most secure flash drive, announced today that its devices now support Linux, enabling users to initiate and utilize IronKey flash drives on all Linux-based operating systems.

LOS ALTOS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ — IronKey Inc., maker of the world's most secure flash drive, announced today that its devices now support Linux, enabling users to initiate and utilize IronKey flash drives on all Linux-based operating systems.

IronKey brings unprecedented mobile data security to individual, enterprise and government users. Its combination of security applications and services along with hardware-based encryption deliver unmatched security for its USB drives, and protection of the data stored on them. Extending these capabilities onto Linux platforms provides a comprehensive solution for USB data security to network administrators running multiple operating systems. Individuals who prefer open source operating systems benefit, as well, as they now have the ability to natively use the IronKey to protect their critical data.

"We increasingly see corporate mandates for cross-platform capabilities, including compatibility with operating systems built upon the Linux kernel," said John Jefferies, vice president of product marketing at IronKey. "Delivering a Linux-compatible IronKey enables a new set of customers to greatly reduce the risks associated with lost, stolen or copied flash drives."

Recent research has shown that open source software is used by over 70 percent of developers worldwide. Through 2012, the use and presence of Linux and other open source software will continue to increase at double-digit rates within enterprises already deploying it. Further, while Linux desktops are a small portion of current desktops, IDC reports that their growth rate will continue at a compounded annual rate of 30 to 40 percent.

IronKey's cross platform capabilities and remote policy enforcement enable network administrators to rapidly deploy in heterogeneous environments with complete control. Available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models, IronKey devices are easy to use, and there is no need to install software or drivers. All user data on an IronKey is encrypted with high-speed, military-grade hardware encryption.

IronKey products support Linux distributions above Linux kernel 2.6 including Red Hat Enterprise 4, Kubuntu 7.1, Kubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron, OpenSUSE 10.3, OpenSUSE 11, Fedora 8, Fedora 9, Sabayon 3.3, LinuxMint 4, Ubuntu 7.1, CentOS 5.1, and Gentoo 2007.

For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.ironkey.com

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 certified.

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: http://www.ironkey.com.

SOURCE IronKey Inc.

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