SPYRUS Delivers “Reset” Write Protected Windows To Go USB 3.0 Computer on a Stick for Secure Teleworking and Remote Access for Cloud Computing

By May 28, 2013Press Release

San Jose, CA – May 28, 2013 – SPYRUS today announced the new security “Reset” write-protection application for its Portable Workplace (PW) and Secure Portable Workplace™ (SPW) Windows To Go-certified drives. SPYRUS bootable USB Windows To Go drives are secure trusted endpoints that augment desktop and secure Internet and cloud computing applications.

Reset write protection is a read-only security feature that protects the booted Windows To Go operating environment by blocking users from permanently storing data on a Windows To Go drive. When Reset write protection is enabled, no changes to a partition or any files on it persist when the SPYRUS device is shut down. This reset feature expands the capabilities of PW and SPW and makes them excellent solutions for teleworkers who need secure remote access to enterprise networks or virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs). It also enables federal organizations to support the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 securely.

Enterprise administrators understand the need to protect against cross-contamination of stored data through the transfer of malware from host PCs as employees work remotely from home or on travel. For traveling workers, there is also the potential that data on their laptops could be compromised by increasingly sophisticated hacking attempts. In support of demanding applications requiring the highest security, the extensive built-in security self-checks of the SPW complement Reset write protection by blocking persistent data writes to applications stored on the device itself or to corporate networks that it accesses.

Reset write protection running on the Portable Workplace and Secure Portable Workplace is another feature that differentiates SPYRUS Windows To Go drives. Additional discriminators are the support service SPYRUS provides for booting from Macintosh computers and XTS-AES 256 hardware encryption that protects the operating system, applications and data on Secure Portable Workplace drives. In particular, the SPYRUS patented security methods enforce on-the-fly integrity validation to enable fast, secure boot-up and enhanced user experience without performance penalties or operating system and boot loader vulnerabilities incurred by other bootable products.

With SPYRUS Reset write protection, enterprise customers can realize hardware refresh savings and increased security, eliminating the need for provisioning computers for teleworkers, because employees can use personally owned computers. Enterprise employees and contractors can safely leave their laptops in hotel rooms, or even lose them, since a laptop drive contains no secure data or applications and has no means by itself to access the corporate network.

“The Reset feature is just one of many innovative security functions that SPYRUS provides with its Windows To Go products. SPYRUS is a security company providing secure devices to protect the data, operating systems and applications, whether lost, stolen or maliciously hacked,” said Tom Dickens, COO of SPYRUS. “All security for the SPYRUS drives is designed, developed, and manufactured in the U.S.A., mitigating risks from untrusted parts entering the supply chain, a problem of increasing concern to enterprises and governments worldwide.”

Visit SPYRUS in booth 2315 at Tech Ed North America June 3–6 in New Orleans to learn about the full range of SPYRUS trusted mobility solutions for BYOD.

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 an excellent 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.

SPYRUS, the SPYRUS logo, Secure Portable Workplace, and Portable Workplace 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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