Remotely “murder” your stolen laptop

Alcatel-Lucent has developed a laptop security and management system – the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian – that remotely secures, monitors, manages and locates mobile computers.  If a laptop is reported lost or stolen, the solution can automatically destroy all data held on the device, even if the computer is turned off. 

The core technology of the solution consists of a secure, “always on’ computing system residing on a 3G broadband data card which includes a completely separate secure operating system and battery, and operates over any broadband, 3G or WiFi network.  This enables the organisation to take remote control of any laptop in order to apply security patches, track its locations or simply kill the device. 

Laptops are engrained into modern working practices, businesses simply can’t ditch them – or limit their usability – without negatively impacting on their everyday operations. The ability to remotely kill a missing laptop means that, instead of introducing draconian policies that restrict the use of these devices, organisations can continue to allow their employees to work flexibility without risking security.

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