Startup RingCube Technologies will begin selling an enterprise version of its MojoPac software Aug. 6, according to this article from The Washington Post.
This is actually a really cool suite. It creates an image of your desktop and stores that image to a USB drive or any type of external drive, including -- gasp -- iPods. Unlike similar products, MojoPac does not require you to be on the network to use company files and applications, because it saves your settings and access privileges on the portable drive.
Then, you can use the drive to upload the image to any Windows machine and run your desktop on that machine.
According to the RingCube corporate web page, MojoPac gives IT control over the policy. In other words, IT can decide which applications are approved for MojoPac downloading. And, along with other applications, MojoPac takes the corporate security applications. It can also be encrypted.
And it won't leave a trace of your information when you unplug your USB -- or so says RingCube. Essentially, it's like having your own corporate sandbox to play in wherever you may roam.
As the article points out, this will be a great tool for remote workers, traveling executives and sales employees, and contractors.
The company is trying to sell the virtualization software as a good thing for security. CEO Shan Appajodu told the Washington Post that this means your corporate software and data are safe in the event your laptop is stolen or your PC crashes.
Call me paranoid, but I can't see how complete corporate access and information stored on a USB drive or iPod can be described as "safe," even with encryption. I can't wait to see how CSOs react on this one.