McAfee introduced the technology Anti-Theft for ultrabooks

Posted: December 18, 2012 in IT Security News
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Anti-Theft for ultrabooks

McAfee introduced the technology Anti-Theft, co-developed with Intel to improve the security of mobile devices class Intel Ultrabook.

Hardware and software technology will protect important user data from being stolen by the loss of the laptop, the developers say.

As the study by Ponemon Institute in 2007, laptops are lost every 53 seconds. At U.S. airports alone every week, lost to 12 000 systems, with 46% of them are kept confidential data are not protected by encryption.

The hardware and software package McAfee Anti-Theft is built into Intel Ultrabook laptops class based on the Intel Core 3rd generation hardware level – all the technology works independently of the operating system in order to protect it was impossible to turn off the standard means. In addition, the functionality of McAfee Anti-Theft Laptop Intel Ultrabook includes remote detection and tracking of their mobile computer via GPS, 3G network or Wi-Fi, as well as the management of all the necessary parameters through a convenient web-based interface, data encryption on the hard drive, blocking access to valuable information.

Anti-Theft technology includes a number of features that can help protect the laptop in case of loss of the device or data.

For example:

– The system may be blocked by the so-called ‘poison pill’ that prevents the execution of the boot process, even when you change the boot order, replace, or formatting a hard disk. Regardless of the state of the computer when it is waking checks that ‘poison pill’ that can be sent by any means, including text message;

– The system can be disabled in the absence of communication with the central server, if specified missed the registration. Interval ping server is established by the IT administrator. If the registration is missing, the system is blocked as long as the user or IT administrator does not fulfill its re-activation;

– Detection and protection against unauthorized access. Intel AT technology monitors incidents of unauthorized access to components, such as the removal of the battery CMOS, a large number of repeated attempts to log into the system and so on, and automatically locks the laptop;

– Custom message ‘mode theft’ allows an IT administrator to send a message to anyone who will run the laptop, and to notify him of the fact that this laptop is stolen.

Currently, hardware-McAfee Anti-Theft is already available in the class Intel Ultrabook laptops from leading manufacturers. The recommended price of the developer package is $ 24.99 a year to use all the features.

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