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RingCube Joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

RingCube Technologies, the leading provider of managed virtual workspaces, today announced that it has joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™ partner program. Under the McAfee program, RingCube has integrated its vDesk workspace virtualization solution with McAfee Encrypted USB drives, enabling enterprise customers to increase the mobility of their workforce while lowering the cost of desktop management and support.

vDesk creates a virtual workspace on the McAfee Encrypted USB drive that contains the user’s desktop environment including applications, data and settings. When the user connects the USB drive to any PC, they instantly have access to their corporate desktop environment for remote access, for disaster recovery, or for temporary access by consultants, contractors and outsourcers.

“Enterprises are looking for ways to make their employees more productive, lower IT costs and make sure that their data is protected,” said Doug Dooley, vice president of marketing for RingCube. “With vDesk running on a McAfee Encrypted USB Drive, IT organizations can give employees, consultants and contractors the mobility they need without purchasing a laptop which costs thousands more per year than a desktop to purchase and support.”

vDesk works with McAfee Encrypted USB drives to ensure that vDesk virtual workspaces are isolated from host PCs, that all data is encrypted, and that only authorized users can access the encrypted workspace. vDesk provides network and file system isolation policies, granular host security policy enforcement and integration with active directory for user authorization. As part of host security scanning, vDesk can verify that McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or McAfee Total Protection Suite is updated and actively protecting the virtual workspace prior to allowing any user access. McAfee’s Encrypted USB drives ensure that RingCube’s workspaces are protected by 2-factor biometric user authentication and the strongest AES 256-bit hardware encryption to prevent data leakage and unauthorized access.

“We’re pleased to see RingCube complete compatibility testing to deliver virtual desktops on McAfee Encrypted USB drives, which we know will interest our joint customers,” said Ed Barry, senior director of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. “The benefits of our joint solution include reduced operational costs, greater protection and improved compliance.”

The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance enables McAfee customers to leverage their investments in McAfee technologies with complementary capabilities not found in McAfee core product offerings. For more information on the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance and McAfee Encrypted USB drives, please visit:

Published Monday, January 11, 2010 5:29 PM by David Marshall
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