Intel Arms Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops with New Anti-theft Technology
Lenovo ThinkPad T400 series notebooks will be the first laptops to use new Intel anti-theft technology called Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection. This anti-theft technology, which Intel is building into the chip set, will work in conjunction with Lenovo ThinkPads that use the newer Intel Centrino 2 platform and Intel's vPro technology. Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection offers a number of security features, including a way to deliver a so-called poison pill to a laptop that has been reported stolen.Lenovo is looking to arm its ThinkPad notebooks with new anti-theft technology from Intel that will provide a range of security features to protect data in case a laptop is stolen or lost. Starting later in December, Lenovo will begin offering Intel's Anti-Theft PC Protection technology with its line of ThinkPad T400 laptops. The Intel anti-theft technology works in conjunction with the new Intel Centrino 2 platform and vPro technology-a chip bundle that is designed to make managing and securing a fleet of PCs easier for an enterprise IT department.
Intel executives first began talking about the new anti-theft offering in April, and Lenovo is the first PC vendor to offer the Intel technology with its laptops.