IronKey Workspace for Windows To Go:
The Bring Your Own Device movement is reshaping the way employers equip their workforce. With Windows To Go, you can confidently embrace BYOD by giving employees access to the enterprise network while allowing them to stay productive from a personal PC of their choice. Whether users always work on the same PC or roam between different systems in the office or at home, they can safely boot a full version of Windows 8.1 and all of their applications from any PC certified to run Windows 7.0 or higher. A consistent, fully mobile desktop experience keeps employees productive, and IT no longer has to support costly home computers.
Contractors are ideal candidates for alternative computing options – like a USB drive-based Windows To Go environment. Enterprise IT managers can quickly and easily distribute secure Windows To Go drives to workers on assignment. Contractors can boot their desktops exclusively from the Windows To Go drive and run all applications in that environment until their assignments end – then they simply return the devices and IT re-provisions them for the next contractor. Worried about rogue users? Don't be. IT can send a remote self-destruct signal to the drive.
If your organization is currently using or considering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), it is imperative that the VDI endpoint be trusted and not susceptible to malware or viruses. IT can install the VDI client on a Windows To Go drive thereby transforming any PC into a FIPS-hardened and trusted VDI endpoint.
It's no secret that employees are happier when they are mobile and can work remotely. With Windows To Go, your staff can take their workspace device home and pop it into a PC to launch a company deployment of the Windows 8.1 operating system. And as it boots off the USB drive, it's completely isolated from the employee's host machine. Now employees can take their Windows desktop and all applications with them without dragging their laptop along. And as carrying laptops have a higher probability of theft and damage, secure workspace drives greatly minimize that risk.
Windows To Go is an effective disaster recovery solution to continue your business operations or provide help to those in need. In the event of power outages, a PC crash, malware compromise or natural disasters like severe storms or fire, users may be unable to use their primary computer. Windows To Go allows them to continue working without any interruption of services from any compatible PC.
Nearly every IT department has old laptops that are just taking up space. Now you can dust off those underutilized assets and use Windows To Go to dramatically extend the refresh cycle. Not only will IT realize significant cost savings, but the flash technology is typically faster than running the OS off the internal hard drive of these older systems.
Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, Windows To Go is a cost-effective way to test and deploy the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system – at a fraction of the cost of a traditional OS upgrade. Using these secure devices on any PC certified to run Windows 7 or higher, you can selectively deploy the latest Microsoft operating system to employees without wasting time and budget on updating their laptops.
Readily distribute desktop environments to new employees acquired through a merger or acquisition – while remaining in control of data and application access policies and permissions.
Because Windows To Go provides a convenient enterprise-managed environment to work from any PC, it can be used as a proof of concept for a deployment environment or a test bed for new user applications – all while ensuring corporate compliance.
Secure IronKey Workspace drives bring Windows To Go environments to virtually every mobile user, ensuring a consistent user experience managed by IT and built to protect data access and usage policies. With Windows To Go:
Healthcare organizations keep workers productive while complying with strict data security mandates and privacy laws.
Educational institutions make it possible for faculty and students alike to safely use their own computers and touch tablets on campus and beyond.
Federal agencies and contractors can rely on military-grade encryption to protect mobile workspaces wherever workers go.
State and local governments agencies can confidently equip employees with mobile workspaces that protect sensitive citizen data.
Financial services institutions can avoid the high price of non-compliance by issuing mobile workspace devices to employees working from the field or at home.