Imation Expands Flash Drive Security With Rugged, Tamper-Resistant Designs

Pivot Plus Flash Drive Features Hardware Encryption to Meet Extreme

Security Needs; Re-designed Pivot Flash Drive Offers Security and Increased


Jan 06, 2008, 00:00 ET from Imation Corp.

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DIGITAL EXPERIENCE AT CES
 -- Imation Corp. (NYSE:   IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage
 media, today introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed
 Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security
 options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum
 security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal
 way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and
 transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers
 an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution
 for today's mobile business professional.
     "Because of their size, ease of use and portability, flash drives are
 business tools that require enhanced security to ensure data stays safe,"
 said Keith Schwartz, director, North America sales and marketing, Imation
 Corp. "With the addition of the Pivot Plus Flash Drive and newly enhanced
 Pivot Flash Drive to the Imation flash suite, Imation is furthering its
 commitment to security across all its flash drive products. Road warriors
 can now select the level of memory and security they need to safely store
 and transfer data on the go."
     Pivot Plus Flash Drive Ensures Data is Automatically Secure
     The Pivot Plus Flash Drive delivers an additional level of protection
 with 256-bit AES hardware encryption, providing further assurance that data
 stored on the drive will not be compromised. Hardware encryption is
 integrated into the drive controller and automatically initiated by the
 drive, requiring secure storage of all data that cannot be compromised by
 outside users. The encryption software automatically launches when the
 drive is inserted into a computer's USB port, ensuring that the contents of
 the drive are always password protected and encrypted.
     The compact, easy-to-use Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive also features
 one password-protected partition that only allows storage of encrypted
 data, a tamper-resistant housing and full compliance with the federal Trade
 Agreements Act. Additional security features include administrative
 password control, automatic formatting after seven failed attempts and
 character requirements.
     Pivot Flash Drive Offers Performance and Security
     The Pivot Flash Drive provides easy-to-use software encryption software
 and drive partitioning that gives the user control over secure data, as
 well as the ability to share content with other users. It also is newly
 enhanced for Windows(R) Vista ReadyBoost compatibility, allowing it to be
 used to accelerate system performance, as well as store and transport data.
 Additionally, the re-designed Pivot Flash Drive is now available with up to
 8GB of capacity.
     Secure Design Backed by Extreme Testing
     Imation's Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives feature innovative
 tamper-resistant designs, adding physical security to the drives'
 remarkable virtual security. The Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash Drives are
 small, light and easy to use, and feature an enhanced extra-sturdy key ring
 connector making it simple to attach the drives to key rings, chains,
 briefcases and duffle bags. Made of tough, durable materials, the Pivot
 Plus and Pivot Flash Drives are designed to withstand shock and large
 variations in temperature. Each also includes an integrated, no-lose pivot
 cap to protect from loss and the elements. The drives also feature a pivot
 design with a visual "dash" or "plus" encryption identifier that sits
 further into the casing, creating a compact drive length when open and in
     Like all Imation flash drives, the Imation Pivot Plus and Pivot Flash
 Drives undergo rigorous testing and qualification procedures to ensure the
 drives perform well with Windows XP, 2000, and Vista operating systems. The
 drives are engineered to meet all regulatory testing and withstand extreme
 environmental conditions, providing users with added assurance that the
 drive will perform even when exposed to the harshest elements.
     Pricing and Availability
     The Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive is available now, and Pivot Flash
 Drive will be available later this quarter in the United States, each in
 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive is available
 for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranging from $69.99 to
 $249.99, based on capacity. The Pivot Flash Drive is available for an MSRP
 of $29.99 to $199.99, based on capacity.
     For more information about Imation's complete line of USB flash drives,
 please go to
     About Imation Corp.
     Imation Corp. is the only company in the world solely focused on the
 development, manufacture and supply of removable data storage products
 spanning the four pillars of magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard
 disk storage. With more than 50 years of data storage leadership beginning
 with the development of the world's first computer tape, in 2006 Imation
 proudly marked its 10th anniversary as an independent company. In addition
 to the Imation brand, Imation Corp.'s global brand portfolio includes the
 Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer
 electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?"
 Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one
 of the world's leading recording media brands. And as co-developer of
 Nickelodeon's Npower brand of consumer electronics, Imation helps empower
 kids of all ages to use the latest technology. Additional information about
 Imation and its brands is available at or by calling
     Imation, the Imation logo, Memorex, 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' are
 trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries. The TDK Life on Record
 logo is a trademark of TDK Corporation. All other trademarks are property
 of their respective owners.

SOURCE Imation Corp.