MSP Today Expert Feature
February 26, 2013

SPYRUS Supports Windows To Go USB Devices on Apple Computers with New Program

SPYRUS has announced a new support service program that enables booting of its Secure Portable Workplace and Portable Workplace for Windows To Go-certified USB devices on Apple (News - Alert) computers. The move is designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives for remote workers.

The new program promotes continuity of operations by enabling Windows To Go to boot from PCs certified to run Windows 7 or 8 as well as from Apple Macintosh computers. SPYRUS will provide service and support that will enable users to boot the Windows 8 Enterprise corporate desktop on many Apple computers.

The SPYRUS Secure Portable Workplace was certified by Microsoft (News - Alert) in October as one of the first hardware encrypting USB 3.0 devices for Windows To Go. It features military-grade hardware encryption that is designed to withstand attacks and attempts to gain access to information on the device. The solution features patented technology as well as extensive built-in self checks that enforce on-the-fly integrity validation to enable fast and secure boot-up.

The Secure Portable Workplace offering also meets FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 certification requirements as well as implementing U.S. government-approved cryptographic algorithms. This helps protect the device and data as well as the operating system.

The Secure Portable Workplace and Portable Workplace USB 3.0 are part of the SPYRUS secure ecosystem and are managed by the SPYRUS Enterprise Management System. This allows authorized administrators to remotely disable drives, and offers centralized controls to protect against data theft and loss.

Edited by Brooke Neuman