LOS ALTOS, California, July 13 --

- IronKey AES-256 USB Drives Pass Stringent Testing to Meet Physical Security
Standards for Government Certification

IronKey, maker of the world’s most secure flash drive, today announced
that its new IronKey S200 productsare the first portable USB storage devices to
gain full approval from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2, Security Level
3 validation.

Key Facts/Highlights: - US government agencies must only purchase security
products that have received FIPS 140-2 validation. In addition, commercial
organizations increasingly rely on the validation as an objective, independent
review that helps ensure the security capabilities of the products they
purchase. - FIPS validation is accepted globally as one of the most trusted
security validations. Companies in the private sector care about a FIPS 140-2
certificate because it means anindependent, trusted third-party has reviewed the
product design forserious flaws. - FIPS Security Level 3 moves beyond the
cryptographic protection, requiring also that the devices cannot be disassembled
without rendering the device inoperable or without erasing all plaintext
secrets. Level 3 requires that all automatically established keys be encrypted
with a FIPS-approved algorithm. - FIPS validation requires rigorous testing and
inspection in order to be certified by NIST. This is not the same as FIPS
compliance. FIPS-validated products go through a comprehensive review by
government-approved laboratories, as well as a review by NIST and CSE

Supporting Quote:

David Jevans, CEO at IronKey said:

This certification sets IronKey apart as the only USB storage device to receive
the Level 3 security validation. Firmly committed to security since our
inception, this validation demonstrates that we have achieved a level of
security sophistication that puts us in a unique position to lead efforts in
bringing the most secure USB storage and management products to civilian and
military agencies, as well as commercial organizations.

IronKey also today announced its IronKey S200 secure USB flash drive family of
products. Additional information is available at:

Social Media Destinations: - IronKey CEO Blog: http://blog.ironkey.com/ -
IronKey Forum: https://forum.ironkey.com/ - IronKey S200 Product Announcement
https://www.ironkey.com/pr-s200-20090713 - About FIPS 140:
https://www.ironkey.com/FIPS140 - Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ironkey - Linked
In: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/ironkey-inc - IronKey FIPS Certificate:
- IronKey Security Policy:

About IronKey

IronKey’s award-winning products and services combine the world’s
most secure flash drive with the world’s most powerful USB management
software. IronKey’s USB memory sticks bring the power of authentication,
encryption, identity management and privacy to businesses and consumers in 23
countries. IronKey’s management software and associated services allow
enterprises of all sizes, government agencies, the military, and other
organizations to take back control of the mobile data that has been leaking out
of their organizations due to the uncontrolled proliferation of USB drives. With
IronKey, organizations centrally administer, remotely manage, and enforce
policies on thousands of devices located anywhere in the world. Thousands of
customers, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and
military organizations that handle some of the most sensitive security
information in the world trust IronKey to protect business critical data.
IronKey products are FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated. For more information, please
visit www.IronKey.com.


Heidi Rosenberg, Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2405, heidi@nadelphelan.com, for