posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:43 AM
reply to post by DjSharperimage
Being in the computer field this has me pretty excited. However it isn't all that new. Most modern USB drives allow the installation of an operating
system and applications directly to it, however, size is generally and issue. I was thinking this was just a glorified USB drive to start, but the
features and software that seem to be included are genuinely amazing.
To start, the security and safety far surpasses any USB drive on the market today. The software used to monitor the drives for enterprise use and
determine access rights - that is truly amazing as well. It seems internal hard drives will be a thing of the past as employees would not be
responsible for their own workstations at work and at home.
The final gem of this is the remote data erase. I'm not exactly sure how such technology would work, especially if not connected to the internet or a
network of some sort - but the ability to wipe a drive remotely when lost is truly new age stuff and will be the next evolution in computer
Now, as for the cons. Space is still an issue. According to their site the Ironclad only comes in 8GB and 16 GB models which costs either $475 or $600
per unite respectively. They also charge a $275 annual fee for the tracking of the devices. This, at least for now, isn't at its top capabilities and
is not for personal use unless you happen to have a lot of money to throw around for a USB stick. To make things worse, they have a minimum purchase
of 200 units.
So no individual purchase yet but hopefully, when and if it does become consumer usable, the price will drop. We shall see if other companies follow
suit in the coming months/years.