ASUS and Janus Technologies Inc. today announced the launch of the new ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA laptop with BIOS-SHIELD® technology. The two companies have teamed up to deliver a feature rich security solution and cloud service for small to mid-size businesses and their remote workers. Using BIOS-SHIELD technology embedded within the ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA, businesses will be able to manage PCs remotely while adding extensive security capabilities to each endpoint. The ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA-54-SHD is the first model within the ExpertBook P-Series family to include BIOS-SHIELD technology.
Greater Management and Security for Today’s Remote Workforce
The compact ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA with BIOS-SHIELD offers unrivaled mobility with flexible high-performance options to supercharge productivity, and its integration with BIOS-SHIELD provides ExpertBook users with a stronger defense against today’s cyber threats. The ExpertBook P5440FA also offers military-grade protection tested against the US MIL-STD 810G durability standard, so end users can feel safer knowing that their data is protected both inside and out.
BIOS-SHIELD is different from other security solutions. With an added layer of protection between the laptop and operating system, this new technology enhances security once activated. Unlike traditional PCs where the security and management reside within the software, BIOS-SHIELD transforms the PC with additional security features and management capabilities. The ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA with BIOS-SHIELD will enable businesses to feel more confident about providing employees with remote access to their corporate network and confidential data.
The Next Evolution in Endpoint Security
With the combination of the ASUS ExpertBook P5440FA and BIOS-SHIELD service, end users will enjoy a truly native user experience while IT administrators will have the ability to manage remote PCs and leverage an additional layer of security. Here are some of the features included with this product:
- Remote Manageability: Businesses leveraging BIOS-SHIELD technology can also sign up for the BIOS-SHIELD Cloud Management Subscription Service1. Through the Cloud Management portal, users can securely gain access to the internet while IT administrators can remotely change access permissions, upgrade or disable access, or in the case of a lost laptop, quickly disable the device completely until it is found.
- Encrypted USB Policies: This feature allows users to leverage USB mass storage devices with transparent encryption. Encryption keys are controlled and managed by the BIOS-SHIELD service. Computers within the same organization can be allowed to exchange USB encryption keys with selective information while “foreign” computers will not be able to read or write data to the same USB device. If a user accidentally loses the USB, no other device will be able to read its content. IT administrators can also create corporate-defined policies that can block out external USB devices and prohibit Bluetooth connectivity to the OS.
- Time Machine Restoration: Should an end user accidentally click on a malicious link and trigger a virus, this feature allows the user to restore their hard drive to a previously stored snapshot2.
- Secure Browser: This feature provides a browser that runs outside of the domain OS and can be fully managed and controlled independently from the Windows OS. The Secure Browser container runs in parallel with the Windows OS.