What would happen if your laptop was
stolen or lost?
With our own Government losing data by "misplacing" laptops, any computer that is portable has a greater potential to be stolen or lost. So, if YOUR laptop was stolen or lost, how much sensitive data would you lose? If you are backing your data up, then you have peace of mind that you could recover any lost data. But that still means your sensitive data would be in "undesirable" hands. Company accounts, employee records, banking details etc. - the potential for serious damage to you and your company from a single lost laptop is very high.
Lintronics can provide a service, in which we install proven encryption software onto your laptop. When you (or anyone else) tries to boot your laptop, the system requires a password - before it boots the operating system. The encryption algorithms operate at 256-bit (Military grade) or better. We can even use a multiple encryption method, which uses multiple types of encryption at the same time.
Encryption is not limited to your laptop. We can encrypt your desktop PC's too.
Removing the Hard
Taking the hard drive out won't help someone trying to retrieve your sensitive data. The software encrypts the complete drive - including the operating system. The only data anyone can see on your hard drive, is random [encrypted] data, which is useless without the decryption key (password).
Everything is hidden. If some tries to boot your laptop or PC, the message "Missing operating system" will be displayed. This is the message used when a computer cannot find an operating system, usually after a software or hard drive failure. Most people seeing this message would assume that the hard drive is corrupted (backed up by the fact that the "data" is unreadable) and wipe the hard drive so they could use the system themselves - so permanently destroying your confidential data.
Where it is possible to activate a BIOS password to be entered before any operating system boots, it does not encrypt the data, so someone could still recover your information. In fact, it is very easy to remove these passwords, by simply resetting the BIOS.