Lockheed Martin's Latest IronClad Release Upgrades Tools and Features for Telework
HERNDON, Va., 01/18/2011 --
With improved security features, more flexibility and simplified management tools, the latest release of Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] IronClad™ USB drive is ideal for government agencies looking to meet new federal requirements for telework. The latest upgrades are designed to help agencies meet the directives of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.
Lockheed Martin's award-winning IronClad technology is a secure, encrypted flash drive that lets employees carry their entire desktop – including the operating system, applications and files – on a rugged USB drive the size of a stick of gum. The latest release, version 1.6, is faster, works with a wider array of PCs and laptops, supports more Wi-Fi networks, and makes it easier for IT administrators to track, manage and even shut down the drives if need be.
"Winter is here, and every agency is looking for ways to keep employees connected during bad weather," said Rohan Amin, Lockheed Martin's IronClad program manager. "The new features we've built into IronClad make it easier than ever for federal employees to telework. Employees can plug in their IronClad drives to their home computers and boot their entire work desktop. That makes them fully productive at home, and backed up by rock-solid security."
"With the recent passage of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, now is the time to focus on security and accessibility in your remote infrastructure," said Cindy Auten, General Manager of the Telework Exchange. "As Federal agencies begin to implement telework programs, maintaining continuity of operations in contingency situations both securely and seamlessly is top-of-mind. Winter weather, and the uncertainty that it brings, provides the ideal platform for agencies to identify the technology resources needed to support essential functions - delivering complete preparedness for the unexpected."
With IronClad's enhanced management tools, IT administrators can monitor and update every drive on their network. If a drive is lost or stolen, new features give administrators more options for disabling the drive. The system's performance is also faster than ever, and new wireless features make it easier to connect securely to home Wi-Fi networks.
"IronClad is a fast and affordable way to stand up a telework program without issuing every employee a laptop or making a large investment in a virtual desktop infrastructure," said Amin. "With five layers of cyber security and tamper-resistance, IronClad will keep government networks and data secure while employees work in the office, at home or on the road."
Agencies and organizations interested in IronClad can call 1-888-9-IRONCLAD (947-6625) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44 billion.