Banks, brokerages, payment card companies, insurers and credit clearinghouses have spent millions developing security infrastructures designed to keep sensitive customer information from getting into the wrong hands.
And it’s not just about managing risk. Financial services companies are bound to comply with a growing list of data security regulations and standards, including:
As the number of your mobile employees and contractors grows, so does your risk of data leakage and failure to comply with the mandates imposed by these and other laws and standards. The truth is, your compliance efforts can be compromised with startling ease if mobile employees fail to safeguard their digital identities, portable workspaces, and the customer records and financial data they take home or on the road. And as a 2011 Ponemon Institute study found, the cost of non-compliance is 2.65 times higher than the cost of compliance.
Imation helps you simplify compliance with military-grade and encrypted USB flash devices, but we don’t stop there. Our mobile security solutions protect digital identities and applications no matter where your employees take them. And because our centralized management platforms put you in total control of data access and use, you don’t have to rely on the diligence of the hundreds or thousands of mobile workers who carry sensitive data with them every day.
Imation delivers some of the world’s most secure, scalable and reliable mobile storage, identity management and device management solutions, including:
They were designed from the start to work seamlessly together and create a cost-effective, end-to-end solution that you can use to reduce your potential exposure to non-compliance.
Imation’s IronKey™ family of flash drives and external hard drives, along with IronKey™ line of hardened, tamper-evident flash drives, lock down sensitive data with an on-board, hardware encryption engine that puts a military-grade, AES-256 wall between unauthorized users and the drive’s contents.
The security protections built into Imation’s encrypted USB drives are formidable. And by choosing from an array of scalable, intuitive platforms for establishing and policing your employees’ use of IronKey™ drives, you can ensure that mobile employees are using strong passwords and taking other measures to take full advantage of those capabilities. From a central console, set policies for passwords, application use, recovery, and more – across a handful of drives or thousands of them. Depending on the Imation solution you deploy, you can also manage and update device drivers and applications, administer identity protection features, and create whitelists of approved IP addresses to control where devices and applications can be used. And if a drive is lost or stolen, you can even remotely erase it or destroy it.
When a mobile employee’s digital identity is compromised, your network, your applications, and your data all become vulnerable. That’s why Imation offers strong, multifactor authentication (password, biometric and CAC/PIV) on Imation IronKey drives. And for users of IronKey™ drives, Imation offers enterprise-class identity management capabilities – combining PKI crypto services, two-factor authentication and strong password management – to shield identities out in the wild. Only Imation integrates these sophisticated protections with encrypted storage in a single mobile device.
Complying with data security mandates doesn’t have to be a headache. Use Imation’s advanced reporting and auditing capabilities to document how, where and when users have accessed, saved or modified confidential data. And for maximum flexibility, Imation offers you both premise-based management solutions (when device management must reside behind your firewall) and cloud-based management solutions (eliminates the need for capital investments in servers and other hardware).
In addition to the combined safeguards of encryption, multi-factor authentication and hardened enclosures, Imation’s enterprise-class mobile storage solutions come with anti-virus and anti-malware protections, either as a standard feature or as an option.
Mobile data security involves more than just locking down data. Workers need the flexibility of working from any PC, and they get it with Imation’s portable workspace solutions. These solutions, available on Imation’s encrypted USB flash drives and hard drives, add another dimension to mobile security by enabling employees and contractors to safely work from any computer – at the office, at home, or on the road – with a fully functioning Microsoft Windows 8 desktop environment that goes everywhere they do and features all the applications workers need. Hardware encryption and strong authentication keep confidential data where it belongs, and the portable workspace is fully isolated from malware or other threats that may be present on the host computer, keeping them out of your datacenters and your networks.
There’s no need for employees to install drivers or other software to securely access their stored data, workspace or applications. Imation drives and optical media come pre-loaded with everything users need, and they leave no trace on the host PC.
Power outages, severe storms, earthquakes, fires – any of these might usually impact your ongoing operations. But Imation’s secure mobile storage and portable workspace solutions help keep workers productive even when they can’t make it into the office.