Imation Introduces Secure Data Discovery to Identify and Safeguard High-Value Data

Imation Secure Data Discovery helps organizations choose optimal storage and protection strategies by assessing file information based on customizable value criteria

OAKDALE, Minn.--()--Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, today announced the introduction of Imation Secure Data Discovery – an interactive software tool that helps organizations identify their high-value data and determine the most efficient way to store and protect that data. Secure Data Discovery is available today on Imation’s website.

By implementing and using Secure Data Discovery, organizations can assess the value of their file data based on the ages and types of files they have – the factors that Imation found in recent IT user surveys to be most directly related to data value – and their IT system preferences. Secure Data Discovery quickly provides a report, analyzing how many of the organization’s files are considered high-value data, how much disk space those files use and how much primary storage capacity can be saved by offloading less frequently accessed high-value data to an Imation Nexsan Assureon™ secure archive solution for long term protection. Secure Data Discovery users can download and save their analysis reports, and Imation and its channel partners will be able to offer consultative assessments to discuss their results and alternative best practices for protecting high-value data and driving storage efficiencies.

“With our recently launched Secure Data Movement Architecture™ (SDMA™), we’re working to give organizations the most comprehensive and innovative framework to safeguard and protect their most important information assets anywhere and anytime,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and technical support for Imation’s Nexsan™ solutions. “It’s essential that these organizations understand which of its information assets are the most important to its operations, have the right digital tools to assess their infrastructure and then optimize its storage to safeguard that data. Secure Data Discovery helps them assess the scope of challenges they face, because it identifies high-value data and then helps them think differently about their storage priorities.”

"Identifying high-value data, and figuring out what to do with it, are two of the biggest challenges facing organizations today,” said George Crump, president and founder of Storage Switzerland. “The Imation Secure Data Discovery tool provides end users with an easy solution to help identify where their high-value data resides, enabling them to better manage and safeguard it from data loss.”

"There’s so much disparate data in organizations today and more being created all the time, but there are so many priorities for IT administrators to focus on. Classifying and sorting that data doesn’t often rise to the level of a pressing need, but we’re always amazed at how much efficiency and value these activities unlock within data centers," said Joe Cimino, CTO of VitalNetix, an Imation Gold Partner based in Philadelphia. "Secure Data Discovery makes it easier than ever for administrators to truly understand their data. With that knowledge, they can transparently and non-disruptively move data to the right storage system through SDMA, provision their capacity for optimal efficiency and rest easy knowing their data is in the safest place it can be.”

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. Imation’s Nexsan Assureon secure archive solutions and IronKey™ secure storage solutions are two critical components of SDMA that are available and in use today. The Nexsan Assureon family of solutions provides high levels of security and integrity for archive data and can drive optimal organizational efficiency that reduces operational data management costs. Meanwhile, IronKey mobile storage solutions enable users to securely access their workspaces and files remotely while adhering to corporate IT standards.

With over fifty years of experience in protecting data for organizations around the world, Imation has a unique perspective to the risk organizations face in managing their data files. This legacy, along with a comprehensive secure product portfolio and over fifty data security patents and patents pending, demonstrate Imation’s mission of safeguarding data across today’s broader storage.

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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