IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing solutions, and Bell Microproducts Inc. (NASDAQ: BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, today announced that Bell Micro will distribute IronKey's products throughout North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Bell Micro will offer IronKey's complete line of secure portable storage products to its customer base of value added resellers, OEMs and system builders, greatly expanding IronKey's reach in the channel.
"We are very pleased to partner with IronKey, a leading innovator in the secure portable device market," said Gary Gammon, senior vice president of enterprise marketing for Bell Micro. "IronKey's market-leading secure portable storage solutions deliver the comprehensive protection and management that our partners and their customers require to secure mobile information."
IronKey brings unprecedented mobile data security to enterprise and government organizations by combining the IronKey multifunction security devices with the ability to remotely manage the devices and strictly enforce security policies from a centralized administrative console. IronKey enables organizations to securely deliver complete desktop environments on ultra-secure, remotely managed devices with integrated two-factor authentication and fraud protection capabilities.
"Beyond having one of the only FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated products in the market, IronKey backs it up with a great channel partner program that has all of the right elements to attract and maintain partners who have the desire and resources to reach enterprise and mid-market customers." Gammon said.
"IronKey selected Bell Micro based on its reputation as a premier channel distributor that focuses on the enterprise market on a worldwide basis," noted David Jevans, IronKey CEO. "As the fastest growing segment of our business is the Global 2000, Bell Micro's position as one of the leaders in storage, with its vast network of resellers across the globe, makes them a perfect fit for us."
IronKey products are available immediately through Bell Micro resellers.
IronKey (IronKey.com) is the global leader in providing secure and managed portable storage, authentication, and trusted virtual computing solutions for mobile workers. IronKey multifunction portable security devices, management software and associated services are designed to meet the security, performance, and privacy standards of the most demanding enterprise and government customers. IronKey solutions range from IronKey Basic, the world's most secure USB flash drive, to the IronKey Enterprise Virtual Desktop solution for carrying a secure operating system and virtual desktop environment on a pocket-sized device.
IronKey works with industry leaders in virtualization, storage and security, including Lockheed Martin, McAfee, MokaFive, RSA, RingCube and VeriSign to extend the applications of its secure mobile computing platform. IronKey products are FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated. Thousands of customers use IronKey, including Fortune 500 companies, enterprise organizations in financial services, healthcare and legal markets, as well as government agencies, including FEMA, NATO and DHS.
Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq: BELM) is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, software, computer components, and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, the Company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
Bell Microproducts (bellmicro.com) is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the Company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts website.