February 8th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
Kingston Acquires IronKey USB Technology From Imation
Today the flash affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Kingston Digital, Inc., announced that it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation Corp. Kingston has been making encrypted portable drives for some time; these drives include its DataTraveler. One of Kingston main competitors was the IronKey brand from Imation. Now that Kingston has acquired IronKey it can offer its customers a broader range of secure portable drives.
Not only did Kingston acquire the IronKey Technology, DataLocker Inc. has acquired the IronKey Enterprise Management Services (EMS) platform that provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. DataLocker also owns the SafeConsole management system (which it acquired from BlockMaster), which is the current solution that Kingston uses on its management-ready encrypted USB Flash drives. This is beneficial to Kingston as they already partner with DataLocker on their existing encrypted USB line.
With the acquisition Kingston has stated that they will make no immediate changes to the way channel partners, currently supporting IronKey products, transact business. Kingston will provide additional information at the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA, February 29 to March 4. Kingston will be at DataLocker’s booth (North Expo #N3134).