Fujitsu today announced that it will begin sales of the new FMV-LIFEBOOK model FMV-S8390, a notebook PC for enterprise customers with the CLEARSURE technology, allowing data stored on the PC's hard disk drive (HDD) to be deleted remotely in the event of loss or theft.
The new PC will be available from early September onward in Japan only.
Through a custom communications module built into the PC, CLEARSURE uses the PHS network to allow all data stored on the PC's HDD to be deleted remotely. If the PC is within the communication range of the PHS network, data can be deleted even when the PC has been switched off, enabling advanced security functionality that allows commands to be executed regardless of the PC's operational state.
By taking full advantage of the CLEARSURE service, users can prevent information leaks from lost or stolen PCs.
The CLEARSURE-enabled FMV-S8390 includes a custom communications module and HDD with encryption technology as standard features. By connecting to Fujitsu's control server using the Internet, customers can send commands through the PHS network to instantly erase data on the PC's HDD. Depending on the situation, customers can employ either a "PC lock" command that prevents the PC from starting, or a "data deletion" command to prevent accessibility to the data on the HDD.
In actuality, the "data deletion" command of the security solution deletes the encryption key found in the HDD that is required to decrypt the encrypted data, thus making the data inaccessible.
By purchasing the new notebook PC, users will be able to utilize all CLEARSURE functions immediately, without the need for extra set-up and initial costs.
Pricing shown below is the manufacturer's suggested retail price (excluding tax) for standard configuration, including the Windows Vista Business & Downgrade Service. Pricing will vary according with build-to-order configurations.