Imation Enhances RDX® Technology Portfolio

Imation Enhances RDX® Technology Portfolio

Latest version of Retrospect® backup software included with RDX docks; new RDX Media Secure software features improved user experience

OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imation (NYS: IMN) , a global data storage and information security company, today announced two new enhancements to its RDX® technology portfolio. Imation now includes Retrospect 8 backup software with its Imation RDX Removable HDD Storage Systems, helping businesses protect their servers, desktops and laptops against damaging data loss. Imation also released the latest version of Imation RDX Media Secure client software, featuring upgrades to support ease of use.

Imation RDX storage media and docks are massively scalable with rugged, removable hard disk drive cartridges. RDX technology is ideally suited for the storage needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who can quickly and easily add secure storage for cost-efficient backup and archiving, providing a viable alternative to entry-level tape products, such as VXA, SLR, DAT and 4 or 8MM. Major OEM server manufacturers, including Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, NEC and Toshiba, have adopted RDX technology.

Retrospect® 8 Backup Software

By including Retrospect 8 backup software, Imation RDX Removable HDD Storage Systems enables SMBs to incorporate a reliable, easy-to-use, flexible backup solution to run on Windows servers, desktops or notebooks. Supporting the most recent versions of Microsoft Windows Servers and desktop operating systems (including Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8), Retrospect 8 backup software allows companies to take full advantage of RDX media functionality, including cartridge spanning for single-job backup, use of portable, ruggedized cartridges and forward and backward compatibility for unlimited scalability.

Used with Imation RDX data storage systems, Retrospect smart technology eliminates the need for full backups and enables automatic backups managed without a dedicated IT staff. Automatic file-level deduplication saves time and storage space, and Imation RDX docks support Internet-connected cloud storage.

RDX Media Secure with CyberSafe™ Pro Security Technology

The first RDX media with pre-stored software encryption and cryptographic erase capability, Imation RDX Media Secure meets backup and recovery, data archiving and data shuffling needs in a highly secure way, putting data leakage concerns at ease and aiding regulatory compliance. Once activated, all data written to the Imation RDX media is automatically encrypted. Imation Media Secure is powered by Imation CyberSafe Pro Technology, a security architecture that ensures the safety, privacy and control of digital content. CyberSafe Pro Technology integrates a combination of encryption, identity and authentication, key management solutions and unified security policies into storage solutions. The latest version of the software improves usability and performance of RDX Media Secure drives.

"RDX technology fills an important hole within the storage market delivering small to mid-sized businesses a secure, reliable solution for data backup that boasts exceptional ease of use," said Jim Ellis, vice president for Imation's media business. "Imation is advancing its RDX portfolio, and supporting our channel partners and OEMs by expanding the value of RDX media for their SMB customers and prospects."


Imation RDX technology is available through the company's network of channel partners. Retrospect 8 backup software ships free with new Imation RDX docks. The new version of RDX Media Secure client software is available for download by RDX Media Secure customers. RDX Media Secure cartridges are available in four capacities - 320GB, 500GB, 1TB and 1.5TB.

About Imation

Imation 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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Imation, the Imation logo and CyberSafe are trademarks of Imation Corp. RDX is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data ASA. Retrospect is a trademark of Dantz Development Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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