Employees today are increasingly likely to work from outside the office, employing a variety of endpoint devices to complete business tasks. For all their productivity and collaboration benefits, however, these devices create multiple avenues for introducing malware, exposing sensitive information and compromising user identities.
According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk Report, organizations of all shapes and sizes reported they are struggling to secure the ever-increasing number of endpoint devices being used in the workplace. Survey respondents said that each successful endpoint attack cost $301 per employee due to lost productivity, downtime, data theft and damage to the IT infrastructure.
Lenovo is leading the way in securing devices, protecting sensitive data and guarding against today’s threats. According to CVEDetails.com, Lenovo devices had up to 99 percent fewer common vulnerabilities and exposures than major competitors in the first half of 2018. And now Lenovo has introduced ThinkShield, a layered approach to securing devices throughout their lifecycle.
The protection afforded by ThinkShield starts with user authentication. A founding member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, Lenovo offers the industry’s first and only FIDO-certified authenticators — plus match-on-chip fingerprint technology — to give companies safer, easier ways to protect their employees’ identities. ThinkShield also provides up to seven authentication factors through Intel Authenticate.
ThinkShield protects users while they are online by detecting and blocking threats. Lenovo Wi-Fi Security, in partnership with Coronet, notifies users when they are about to connect to unsafe wireless networks. BUFFERZONE technology isolates online threats before they infect the entire organization.
In addition, IT teams gain a number of tools to help them protect users and their data. BIOS-based Smart USB protection makes it possible to configure USB ports to respond only to keyboards and pointing devices. Lenovo Endpoint Management, powered by MobileIron, provides a secure, simple way to unify cloud and endpoint security across multiple devices.
Absolute Persistence technology provides IT admins with an unbreakable connection to all of their devices so that they can leverage enriched asset intelligence, automate endpoint hygiene and stay audit-ready with continuous compliance. Once devices reach the end of their lifecycle, Lenovo keeps potentially sensitive data secure by wiping the drives and securely recycling the parts. Lenovo also offers a paid Keep Your Drive service that ensures sensitive information never leaves customers’ hands.
From secure BIOS and firmware development to features like ThinkPad Privacy Guard security screens and the industry’s first laptop camera shutters, Lenovo builds protection into its products. Security doesn’t stop at design, however. Lenovo has unique control over its global supply chain, setting strict security standards and policies for its manufacturing facilities. Lenovo oversees the security of suppliers who build intelligent components, making sure they conform to rigorous Trusted Supplier Program guidelines and best practices. For an extra layer of transparency, Lenovo Quality Engineers can audit suppliers at any time.
Rahi’s integrated environment approach to technology incorporates endpoint devices that maximize productivity and optimize the user experience. Let us show you how Lenovo devices with ThinkShield can help you overcome endpoint security challenges.