Wednesday 16 October 2013

The Importance of Lenovo Security Software on Lenovo FDE Drives

Does your new Lenovo computer have an FDE drive? Lenovo FDE drives are full disk encrypted hard disk drives that make it virtually impossible for unauthorized users to boot up your computer and steal your data. An encrypted hard disk doesn't necessarily mean you don't need Lenovo security software though.
While FDE drives are highly recommended to individuals and enterprise organizations alike, you still need to protect your computer from other threats. For example, spyware can still sneak onto your system, record your keystrokes, and report back to cybercriminals. Disk encryption does not protect computers from viruses, spyware, phishing schemes, and other threats; it encrypts the data stored on the drive so that if the computer is stolen, the data is unreadable.
Because these threats still exist, make sure to invest in an antivirus and anti-spyware solution from a reputable developer such as TrendMicro, McAfee, Symantec, or Sophos. As always, update your Internet security software and use care when downloading software, clicking unsolicited links, or responding to email messages that look like they're from a financial institution.
In addition to adding traditional security software to a Lenovo computer with FDE, enterprise organizations can use special server security software to manage Lenovo encryption across their Lenovo workstations and laptops. For example, WinMagic's SecureDoc for Lenovo allows for the centralized management of all of a company's encrypted devices including Lenovo ThinkPads, Macintosh laptops, Linux computers, encrypted USB drives, and so on.
When you have just one ThinkPad to manage, full disk encryption along with a good Internet security suite combine to protect your data from theft, viruses, and spyware. When you have an entire network of them, it managing encryption becomes more complex. Because of this complexity and the added benefits server security software offers, it's smart to choose a consolidated encryption management solution.
Full disk encryption for Lenovo computers on its own is a good start, but it's not enough. Beef up protection by adding stronger forms of Lenovo security software.
Daniel Gail is an author and expert in the world of business security. He wrote this article to inform his readers on the importance of Lenovo security software on Lenovo FDE drives.

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