IronKey has launched its Virtual Computing initiative to enable organisations to realise the benefits of virtualisation without compromising security.

The company said that the new platform will enable devices to provide a secure, portable computing environment that meets the unique needs of remote workers, corporate banking customers, as well as government and military users.

The platform will provide the ability to run an entire desktop, including the operating system, specific applications and files directly from an IronKey secure portable computing device.

It said that Trusted Virtual Computing offers a way to provide for business continuity and telework, enabling secure portable virtualisation even when network connections are lost, or bandwidth is limited.

David Jevans, CEO at IronKey, said: “Trusted Virtual Computing shifts the mobile computing paradigm by delivering workspaces on highly secure, portable devices and eliminating reliance on high bandwidth to deliver the performance today's mobile workforce requires.

“Many of our government and enterprise customers have field operatives, as well as workers that regularly telecommute, travel and need access to files and applications without sacrificing performance or security. It is imperative to protect the integrity of the information they carry without inhibiting productivity. We can now provide these mobile workers with secure access to a complete virtual desktop and applications wherever they are in the world.”