IT | Security

Lenovo to Ship Notebooks with Computrace® for Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection

By: Absolute Team | 12/3/2008

Absolute Software announced today that its Computrace product will be built into the hardware level of select Lenovo ThinkPad T400 notebooks, the first notebooks to ship with support for Intel's Anti-Theft PC Protection and Computrace built right in. The new products will be available starting in December.

Select Lenovo ThinkPad T400 notebook computers will ship with the Absolute Computrace and Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection "ready", needing only to be activated by companies' IT departments. The Anti-Theft PC Protection extends the capabilities of Computrace. For example, if a computer does not "check in" with the Absolute Monitoring Center within a specified time period, the notebook can automatically lock down. That would make it unusable, unless unlocked by an authorized user. Additionally, if a notebook is lost or stolen, data can be deleted remotely and the lock down can happen automatically when the computer "checks in".

"Absolute is excited to work with industry leaders to further drive anti-theft technologies into the marketplace – ensuring that joint Absolute, Intel and Lenovo customers have a secure computing experience," - John Livingston, CEO of Absolute Software.

Computrace was previously made available in Lenovo ThinkPad T43 notebooks at the BIOS level, so that the security services could not be removed by simply reformatting or replacing the hard drive.

Continue reading the press release here.