PC-Disable Delivers Intelligent Client-Side Protection for Lost or Stolen Notebooks

PC-Disable Delivers Intelligent Client-Side Protection for Lost or Stolen Notebooks
Absolute Software*1 and Intel deliver a new level of theft deterrence and data defence through integrated hardware and software technologies for notebook PCs. Computrace,* a leading IT asset-management and security solution from Absolute Software, is taking advantage of Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) 2 which is designed into system hardware. Through Computrace, an authorised information technology (IT) administrator can remotely delete data on a notebook, or the notebook can now intelligently lock itself down and prevent an OS from booting. If the notebook is reported lost or stolen, the IT administrator simply flags it in the Computrace web portal and sets up a "poison pill" so the next time the notebook "phones home", it will be disabled. In both cases, whether the notebook locks itself down or receives a poison pill, and even if the hard drive is reformatted or replaced, anti-theft security options remain in place. Getting the system operational again is easy – authorised users can quickly restore the system with a one-time reactivation token provided by the IT department. IT now has a more reliable, robust approach to protecting assets and minimising financial and/or legal risk from lost or stolen notebooks. Absolute Software*1 and Intel deliver a new level of theft deterrence and data defence through integrated hardware and software technologies for notebook PCs. Computrace,* a leading IT asset-management and security solution from Absolute Software, is taking advantage of Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) 2 which is designed into system hardware. Through Computrace, an authorised information technology (IT) administrator can remotely delete data on a notebook, or the notebook can now intelligently lock itself down and prevent an OS from booting. If the notebook is reported lost or stolen, the IT administrator simply flags it in the Computrace web portal and sets up a "poison pill" so the next time the notebook "phones home", it will be disabled. In both cases, whether the notebook locks itself down or receives a poison pill, and even if the hard drive is reformatted or replaced, anti-theft security options remain in place. Getting the system operational again is easy – authorised users can quickly restore the system with a one-time reactivation token provided by the IT department. IT now has a more reliable, robust approach to protecting assets and minimising financial and/or legal risk from lost or stolen notebooks. -->

Published on 03 November 2010

By Absolute Software
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