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Intel Introduces Notebook Theft Protection Service in Singapore

Intel Introduces Notebook Theft Protection Service in Singapore

Intel and Ingram Micro announces the Intel Anti-Theft Service in Singapore.

Employing technology built into some laptops powered by 2nd gen Intel Core processors as a foundation to lock down lost or missing laptops, it works by allowing a user to submit a lock down request over the web or by configuring a hardware timer to trigger a lock down if the machine fails to "check in" with a server at set intervals. The service also creates a secure data vault on the hard drive where personal files can be encrypted and stored.

Ingram Micro and Intel have collaborated to provide this service as an option to customers purchasing selected laptops which are powered by the 2nd gen and 3rd gen Intel Core processors, including Ultrabooks.

Ingram Micro will be offering boxed Intel Anti Theft Service at a starting retail price of S$39.90 for a 1-year period and S$79.90 for a 3-year period from the day the user activates the service. Intel provides service hosting, customer support and working with different OEMs to ensure their notebook hardware is embedded with Intel Anti-Theft Technology.

Intel Anti-Theft Service is available from Challenger today.

Read on for the full press release.


SINGAPORE – Intel and Ingram Micro today announced the availability of the Intel Anti-Theft Service in Singapore. A first-of-a-kind initiative in Singapore, the service is intended to enable consumers to safeguard and secure their notebook. Intel Anti-Theft Service is available from Challenger today, and expected to become more broadly available throughout the year.

Intel Anti-Theft Technology uses technology built into select 2nd Generation Intel Core processor-powered laptops as a foundation to lock down lost or missing laptops. It works by allowing a user to submit a lock down request over the web or by configuring a hardware timer to trigger a lock down if the machine fails to ‘check in’ with a server at set intervals. The service also creates a secure data vault on the hard-drive where personal files can be encrypted and stored.

Ingram Micro has worked with Intel to provide this service as an option to customers purchasing select laptops that are powered by 2nd Generation Intel Core processors and upcoming 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, inclusive of Ultrabooks. This service is available today at Challenger, with more resellers expected to begin offering the service during this year.

Intel Anti-Theft Service takes advantage of intelligent hardware to lock down a lost or stolen notebook. It works even if a thief reimages their hard drive, installs a new hard drive, changes the boot order or avoids connecting to the network. A lost or stolen notebook can be locked-down such that it does not boot by sending a notification over the internet or by using intelligent hardware timers on the notebook. This service also creates a secure data vault on a user’s hard-drive to provide protected storage area for sensitive information. When the notebook is locked-down, access to information in secure data vault is locked down as well and cannot be read even if the hard-drive is attached to another notebook. Notebook owners can display custom message on locked notebooks facilitating return by good Samaritans and can revive the notebook to its full functionality by using their personal password.

Under this program, Ingram Micro will be offering boxed Intel Anti Theft Service at a starting retail price of S$39.90 for a 1-year period and S$79.90 for a 3-year period from the day the user activates the service. Intel provides service hosting, customer support and working with different OEMs to ensure their notebook hardware is embedded with Intel Anti-Theft Technology.

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