The largest Chinese personal computer manufacturer, Lenovo has worked with the leader in embedded technologies, Phoenix Technologies, to develop Lenovo Constant Secure Remote Disable feature, which allows users to render their lost or stolen notebooks useless to unauthorized users, via a simple text message command from mobile phone.
According to Lenovo, “To activate Remote Disable, users create a simple text message command such as ‘lockdown now PC’ or ‘PC shut off’ that can be used if a notebook PC is lost or stolen. A user sends the kill command to the ThinkPad notebook via cell phone to the PC’s onboard mobile broadband service and the computer becomes inoperable. If the PC is turned off when a user sends a kill command, the PC will automatically disable the next time it registers on the network. Users also receive a confirmation text message that validates when the Remote Disable technology has been successfully executed. To reactivate the disabled PC, a user enters his or her pre-set passcode created during notebook startup.”
“Remote Disable dramatically reduces the anxiety and waiting people often experience when they’ve been the victim of a lost or stolen notebook PC,” said Bob Galush, vice president, Software and Peripherals Marketing, Lenovo. “Through our work with Phoenix, we are able to reduce customers’ security risks and potential exposure of their confidential data when their ThinkPad notebook is lost or stolen. Combined with features like built-in biometric fingerprint readers, full hard drive encryption and embedded security chips, Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks offer the latest industry-leading PC security technologies.”
The new innovative and amazing Lenovo Remote Disable feature is slated to be available on select ThinkPad notebooks that equipped with mobile broadband by Q1 2009.
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