LoJack for Laptops

LoJack for Laptops

A theft recovery service for laptops from Absolute Software Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada (www.absolute.com) that is made up of an application and annual subscription. After installation of the software, it is launched at startup, but remains hidden. When the user is online, it logs on to the LoJack server and identifies itself. If the computer is stolen and Absolute Software is notified, whenever it goes online, the LoJack server can identify the Internet address it is coming from. In order to pinpoint the thief, the ISP or enterprise generally has to be contacted by the police.

An extra level of protection is provided if the BIOS firmware in the PC supports LoJack. Included in many laptops from Dell, HP, Toshiba and others, the BIOS installation allows LoJack to work even if the hard drive is reformatted. In addition, an option that lets the original user delete data on the hard drive is available.

The Original LoJack
The LoJack concept comes from the theft recovery system for personal and commercial vehicles from LoJack, Westwood, MA (www.lojack.com). Named like an opposite word to "hijack," a transmitter is installed in a secret location in the vehicle that is assigned to the vehicle identification number (VIN). When reported stolen, law enforcement vehicles and aircraft with LoJack tracking computers in more than half the states in the U.S. and around the world can activate the unit and detect its signals within a range of up to 20 miles on the ground and 120 miles from the air.
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Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions -- Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops -- provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data.
Lojack for Laptops is one option, and it works on both Mac OS X and Windows.
Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data.
LoJack for Laptops customers can simply log into their account to use the new features, which include:
And consider using a service that tracks, locates, and recovers stolen laptops, such as LoJack for Laptops ($50 a year).
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-21 July 2010-Absolute Software offers geolocation and other new features for LoJack for Laptops customers(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Worldwide Computer Products News-21 July 2010-Absolute Software offers geolocation and other new features for LoJack for Laptops customers(C)1995-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Geoff Glave, product manager at Absolute Software, maker of Computrace and Lojack for Laptops, says his company can remotely delete data, recover missing computers and render them unusable--no matter if they're on or off the Internet.
For home office users, small businesses and students, Computrace LoJack for Laptops offers theft recovery and identity protection through remote data delete capabilities backed by a Service Guarantee of up to $1,000.2 Absolute has also developed a powerful set of theft recovery tools, which include capabilities such as keystroke loggers, cameras, location tracking (Wi-Fi, GPS), remote access terminals, etc., that enable the Absolute Theft Recovery Team to augment their investigation.
XPS notebooks purchased through Dell include 1 year of the LoJack for Laptops theft recovery service and 1 year of 10 GB online storage with Dell's DataSafe Online Backup service.