San Jose, CA – February 26, 2013 – SPYRUS today announced its new support service program to enable booting its Secure Portable Workplace™ and Portable Workplace for Windows To Go-certified devices on Apple Macintosh computers. This support program will enable enterprises to support their BYOD initiatives for teleworking, the traveling “road warrior,” temporary workers, and Continuity of Operations by booting Windows To Go not only from PCs certified to run Windows 7 or Windows 8, but also from Apple Macintosh computers.
SPYRUS Secure Portable Workplace was certified by Microsoft Corp. in October 2012 as one of the first hardware encrypting USB 3.0 devices for Windows To Go. The strength of on-board military-grade hardware encryption enables Secure Portable Workplace to withstand attacks from gaining access to information on the device. SPYRUS patented technology and extensive built-in self checks enforce on-the-fly integrity validation to help enable fast and secure boot-up. Secure Portable Workplace was designed to meet strong FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 certification requirements and implements US Government-approved, next-generation cryptographic algorithms that help protect the device, the data, and the operating system.
Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that enables enterprises to provision a full corporate desktop on a certified external USB 3.0 drive, enabling users to boot and use their full corporate image on PCs certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8. And with the announcement of the SPYRUS support program, SPYRUS will provide service and support allowing users to boot the Windows 8 Enterprise corporate desktop on many Apple Macintosh computers.
Enterprise requirements for SPYRUS customization services and support include use rights for Windows To Go and license to use iMac, MacMini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air (including MacBooks with Retina display) running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher.
As part of the SPYRUS secure ecosystem, Secure Portable Workplace and Portable Workplace USB 3.0 drives are managed by the SPYRUS Enterprise Management System (SEMS) to allow authorized administrators to remotely disable the drives. This provides centralized controls to help protect against data theft or loss.
Now enterprises can add this dimension of user computers for deploying their corporate Windows 8 operating environment on Secure Portable Workplace and Portable Workplace devices to accomplish the enterprise BYOD initiatives for teleworking from home, aiming to provide significant cost savings to the Enterprise.
About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS has had three years of tremendous success with strong demand in the public and private sectors for their bootable Secure Pocket Drive™ for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows XP. This technical and industry leadership, combined with security-enhanced features and performance, makes SPYRUS a great choice for a Windows To Go platform. Secured by SPYRUS™™ security-enhanced technology is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standards. SPYRUS is headquartered in San Jose, California. See www.spyrus.com for more information.
Secure Pocket Drive is protected by U.S. Patents 7,757,100, 7,380,140, 6,088,802, and 6,981,149, with other patents pending. SPYRUS, the SPYRUS logo, Secure Pocket Drive, Hydra Privacy Card®, and Suite B On Board® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SPYRUS, Inc., in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. All other company, organization, and product names are trademarks of their respective organizations.
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