The loss or theft of a company laptop can cost far more than the replacement hardware. It can cause significant disruptions to business. It can result in legal or financial exposure. It can put your company in breach of compliance with HITECH, HIPAA, and other stringent rules and regulations regarding data security and privacy.
Laptops with an Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) provide IT administrators with intelligent protection of lost or stolen assets.
With Intel® AT, you can now disable a lost or stolen PC with a local or remote "poison pill". This poison pill can delete essential cryptographic material from system hardware in order to disable access to encrypted data stored on the hard drive. The poison pill can also block the laptop’s boot process, rendering the system a "brick".
Intel® AT’s flexible policy engine allows you to specify the detection mechanism that asserts theft mode, the thresholds for timer intervals, and the theft-response action(s) to take. Because the technology is built into PC hardware, Intel® AT provides local, tamper-resistant protection that works even if the OS is reimaged, the boot order is changed, a new hard-drive is installed, or the laptop is disconnected from the network. When the laptop is recovered, you can reactivate it quickly and easily using your choice of methods: pre-provisioned passwords, one-time codes generated by IT, security questions, and more.
Intel® AT is activated through service subscriptions from Intel® AT-enabled software and service providers.