Imation Continues to Build Momentum in Data Storage and Security Solutions Marketplace

Mission of storing, protecting and connecting high-value data, embodied through new Secure Data Movement Architecture, resonates with partners and end users

OAKDALE, Minn.--()--Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced that its ongoing efforts to generate accelerated momentum in its storage and security solutions are delivering results. It launched its Secure Data Movement Architecture™ (SDMA™) in the first quarter, giving organizations a holistic approach to actively manage their high-value data files and protect them from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage through their entire lifecycle.

“We purchased the Nexsan and IronKey™ businesses more than two years ago to drive an innovative secure storage solutions offering in data storage and security and take a step forward in our overall strategic plan,” said Mark Lucas, CEO of Imation. “The investments we’re making into the key security and storage platforms we acquired have begun to build momentum and deliver results, thanks to the vision, hard work and dedication of our team and our products’ abilities to solve real problems and deliver a strong return on investment in the marketplace.”

“The marketplace is looking for true data storage and security solutions – not just point products that can deliver a certain standard of performance or capacity, but solutions that solve and deliver value against today’s most pressing IT challenges, including a mobile workforce,” said Ian Williams, president of tiered storage and security solutions at Imation. “As a result, we’ve purpose-built our Nexsan and IronKey product families and unveiled SDMA to deliver solutions for a wide variety of organizations across a wide range of IT needs including backup, archive, mobility and security.”

Imation has experienced recent success, and carries momentum into the coming quarters:

  • Revenue from storage and security solutions showed year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to achieve double-digit year-over-year growth in Q1 2015.
  • During the last 12 months, the company added approximately 800 new customers for its Nexsan portfolio of solutions and 200 customers for its IronKey business, including 13 Fortune 100 companies and five large federal government agencies in the United States and other countries.
  • Imation focused on increasing market penetration in high-growth markets including media and entertainment (M&E), healthcare, education, and digital video surveillance with customers such as: Chesapeake Systems; McKesson; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and Utah Transit Authority.
  • Imation continued its rapid expansion in its M&E partnerships, including axle Video, Bright Technologies, Hexaglobe, SVG and many other leading M&E solutions organizations.
  • The company launched its Secure Data Movement Architecture™ (SDMA™) in the first quarter to assist mid-sized organizations with safeguarding their high-value data.

Imation’s SDMA gives organizations a holistic approach to actively manage their high-value data files and protect them from tampering, destruction, loss or leakage through their entire lifecycle. SDMA empowers end users to manage their own policy for protecting their high-value data in addition to enabling organizational control and management policies. It also addresses the need to safeguard data files throughout the data lifecycle.

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About Imation
Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey™ mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit

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For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886


For Imation Corp.
Jason Sprenger, 612-327-1886