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Notebook Solution Helps Secure Canadian SMBs

July 1st 2008


No Panic Computing offering secure laptops with data back up

No Panic Computing (NPC) is now offering its first secure mobile computing offering for small business.

Designed to alleviate data loss, data breach and business interruptions, NPC — working in conjuction with HP, Intel and Iron Mountain — offers businesses a HP notebook that includes technology that proactively monitors the user’s system for the quality and completeness of the secure data backup, the integrity of the encryption system, and for viruses or tampering attacks.  Biometric technology, as well as managed security policies, are also used.

The NPC solution is offered exclusively on HP enterprise notebooks along with office software, back up, security, encryption, accidental damage protection, warranty and unlimited 24/7 support, all pre-configured for a monthly price of $129.95.

Every NPC laptop also features technology that allows NPC to remotely destroy laptop data in the event of theft or loss.

“We know that data security, ease-of-use and business continuity at a manageable cost are primary concerns for small business computer users. No matter what happens, whether a laptop is lost, stolen, malfunctioning or compromised, just one phone call gets our customers back to work,” says Larry Keating, NPC's president and CEO. “Our extensive field pilot proved that knowing their data encryption works and is professionally managed, and their laptop can be replaced at any time with their data restored is the peace-of-mind SMB professionals are looking for.”

According to new NPC-commissioned research conducted in May 2008 by AMI-Partners Research, 70 per cent of Canadian small businesses state that data security is a priority to their business – the highest rate among all categories, eclipsing basic operational services such as business insurance and accounting.  In fact, the small business IT security spend in Canada is estimated to grow to $500 million by 2012 from $271 million today.

Although data security is a top priority, according to the research, Canadian small businesses have very low penetration and usage rates of sophisticated security products. Seventy-four per cent of small businesses surveyed do not yet encrypt their data.

Within the almost one million small businesses in Canada, the AMI survey results show the loss of data on a company notebook would have a considerable impact on their business.

NPC customers receive an HP enterprise notebook pre-configured with Microsoft Office 2007, ESET anti-virus/anti-spyware software, Claritude Speedfiler, a carrying case and notebook accessories.  Once the notebook is used, all of the data and programs are backed up daily to one of Iron Mountain’s secure data facilities.

Source: Securitymattersmag.com



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