IronKey and Carahsoft Partner to Deliver Trusted Virtual Computing and Mobile Data Security to Government

Distribution Agreement Enables Purchase of IronKey Secure and Managed Portable Solutions Through GSA Schedule

Jan 27, 2010, 08:00 ET from IronKey

LOS ALTOS, Calif. and RESTON, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, a leading provider of secure and managed portable computing solutions, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider and top-ranked General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract holder, today announced that Carashsoft will distribute IronKey's managed portable storage, authentication and trusted virtual computing solutions for mobile workers in the public sector.

In entering this agreement, IronKey is able to leverage Carahsoft's expertise in delivering industry-leading solutions to federal, state and local government agencies, and enable public sector customers and reseller partners to access their products through Carahsoft's GSA Schedule. IronKey solutions allow for increased productivity within government organizations by granting agency employees the flexibility of secure data portability, and the cost-effective benefits of virtualization without the security risks associated with most USB flash drives.

"By partnering with industry leaders such as IronKey, we empower government customers and reseller partners with innovative and market-leading solutions to help protect critical data and networks," said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft. "We are delighted to work with IronKey to deliver advanced solutions to enhance and streamline mobile worker productivity without compromising security."

IronKey is the global leader in providing portable storage, authentication and trusted virtual computing solutions for mobile workers, and has a long-standing record of trusted service with government agencies. IronKey encapsulates the latest desktop virtualization technology in a managed and secure portable device. It offers a cost effective way to enable mobile workers with a highly secure computing environment, and the ability to run an entire desktop, including the operating system, specific applications and files directly from an IronKey secure portable computing device.

Confidential information is protected using AES 256-bit CBC mode encryption. The system includes active anti-malware protection, password protection and virus scanning in a waterproof and tamper resistant device. IronKey devices can also be managed remotely, allowing tracking, controlled access to sensitive data and the ability to disable or destroy lost or stolen drives.

"IronKey is dedicated to working with strategic channel partners who are proven leaders in bringing comprehensive security solutions to market," said David Jevans, CEO at IronKey. "Carahsoft's established public sector relationships and its focus on industry-leading security solutions make them an ideal partner to help our customers meet increasing demands to defend critical data, comply with legislative requirements and improve productivity."

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About IronKey:

IronKey is the global leader in providing secure and managed portable storage, authentication, and trusted virtual computing solutions for mobile workers. IronKey multifunction portable security devices, management software and associated services are designed to meet the security, performance, and privacy standards of the most demanding enterprise and government customers. IronKey solutions range from IronKey Basic, the world's most secure USB flash drive, to the IronKey Enterprise Virtual Desktop solution for carrying a secure operating system and virtual desktop environment on a pocket-sized device. IronKey works with industry leaders in virtualization, storage and security, including Lockheed Martin, McAfee, MokaFive, RSA, RingCube and VeriSign to extend the applications of its secure mobile computing platform. IronKey products are FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated. Thousands of customers use IronKey, including Fortune 500 companies, enterprise organizations in financial services, healthcare and legal markets, as well as government agencies, including FEMA, NATO and DHS. For more information, please visit

About Carahsoft:

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2009, Carahsoft was ranked among the top ten companies by total revenue on the Inc. 500 list of privately held companies, and received the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit us at