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Carahsoft Awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blanket Purchase Agreement for Imation Encrypted USB Portable Storage Devices 

Four-Year BPA Contract Streamlines DHS’s Procurement of Security Compliant USB Devices 


OAKDALE, Minn. and RESTON, Va. -- November 8, 2012 –- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider and Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, today announced that Carahsoft has received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Imation encrypted Universal Serial Bus USB portable storage devices and ancillary central management software and/or web-hosted management consistent with the enterprise-level capability requirements. 

The four-year BPA, which is being managed by the Transportation Security Administration, is open for ordering by all DHS components, and is intended to maximize cost savings while achieving standardization and security compliance across the organization. 

Imation’s full line of secure data solutions, including hardware encrypted IronKey USB flash drives and Imation hard drives – allow IT administrators to provision employees with a wide array of manageable FIPS Level 3 validated secure USB devices, simplifying data security for travelers, teleworkers, and contractors. Imation also offers IT administrators the industry’s most comprehensive device provisioning and management solutions with advanced features such as remote kill, device recycling, and compliance reporting.

“Government organizations increasingly need manageable USB devices in order to provide mobile workers with the tools necessary to work where and when they want, and access the data they need in the most secure way possible,” said Lawrence Reusing, Imation’s general manager for Mobile Security. “Through this contract vehicle, DHS employees will have ready access to technology that provides flexibility in the collection, processing and storage of sensitive data in compliance with DHS Sensitive Systems Policy Directive 4300A.” 

“As the master government aggregator for Imation, we recognize the importance this BPA has for our DHS customers and reseller partners and we are pleased to make Imation’s encrypted devices and related services available to them via this new contract vehicle,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. 

For more information about this BPA and Imation products, visit our DHS BPA website; call the Imation team at Carahsoft at 703-230-7595; or register for a complimentary webinar to learn how best to utilize this new contracting vehicle being held at 2 p.m. EST, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

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