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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Keep Laptops on a Leash Nascent technology tackles mobile employee security and management. Admins used to be in charge when everyone sat at an office desk and booted up a mini-tower, but today's mobile employees are largely out of their control. How do companies protect sensitive data on lost or stolen laptops, for example? And how do they keep antivirus, patches and configurations up to date? Project Evros is a 3G-enabled PCMCIA card from Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, designed to put IT departments back in charge of laptops, no matter where they are, whether they are logged in to the corporate network, and whether they are on or off. The value proposition is in management and security. End user connectivity is controlled via 3G, WiFi or LAN VPN, depending on circumstances. Managers can update laptops via the 3G modem, even while it sits in the case in your hotel room, letting Evros cache the files until it is switched on. The 3G connection opens wide possibilities, from downloading all types of media to automated remote backups. "It has valuable potential," ... Access >>>

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