Imation and RFID Global Solution, Inc. partner to offer integrated tracking solution to secure critical IT assets

RFID Global’s Visi-Trac™ software to complement Imation’s DataGuard rf™ tape tracking solution

Oakdale, Minnesota, June 8, 2010

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global leader in data storage, today announced it has partnered with RFID Global Solution, Inc. (RFIDGS) to offer a comprehensive asset tracking solution providing real-time location and security management for IT assets. Imation’s DataGuard rf™ solution used for tracking data tapes by IT organizations will be complemented by RFID Global’s Visi-Trac™ application, the industry’s leading IT-asset tracking software, enabling users to deploy a single Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)–based security system to secure and track all of their IT assets, including data storage tape.

“Businesses face the increasingly complex challenges of ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory requirements and protecting their company data against possible security breaches,” said William Qualls, global director for magnetic tape, Imation Corp. “Many IT and data center managers have already turned to Imation’s DataGuard rf, an RFID-enabled tape tracking system, to accurately track the location of all tape cartridges, within the tape library or at an archival facility. Now, by teaming with RFID Global Solution, Inc., Imation can offer an even more comprehensive and customizable RFID system, one that can be fully integrated into an IT or data center security infrastructure using Visi-Trac software, backed by the expertise of RFID Global Solution, Inc.”

“The ability to locate and secure IT assets and critical information in real time is an important need among our enterprise customers,” said Diana Hage, CEO, RFID Global Solution, Inc. “Our partnership with Imation provides a strong platform to help enterprise data centers and data storage organizations better secure their critical information assets by offering them a turnkey solution.”

With patent-pending RFID Volume and Serial number (Vol-Ser) Labels, Imation’s DataGuard rf solution combines proven technology into one robust and secure label that incorporates RFID technology, Vol-Ser number identification, and advanced ultra-high-frequency (UHF) support with an open system that works with any tape management platform. Now compatible with the RFID Global Visi-Trac software, the DataGuard rf system is part of a full security solution.

This enhancement to Imation’s DataGuard rf solution in partnership with RFID Global is the latest effort by Imation to focus on key security issues faced by IT organizations and complements Imation’s recently announced Defender Collection™ of removable data storage products designed to protect and secure data at rest. The DataGuard rf Tape Tracking System builds on Imation’s existing offerings such as DataGuard™ Transportation and Storage Cases, SecureScan for LTO tape cartridges and DataGuard GPS (available in Europe currently) – to help companies physically secure and protect their digital information.