|Kensington® Offers Notebook Security Advice for Safe Holiday Travel|
Helpful Tips to Protect Your Notebook This Holiday Season
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – December 19, 2006 – According to a recent survey commissioned by Kensington Computer Products Group, 65% of people plan to take their notebook computer with them on vacation this holiday season. Notebooks, a lifeline to work and entertainment, can be easily protected with common sense and some smart tips during what is often a hectic and fast-paced time of the year for many.
A notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds, and according to the FBI, 90% of stolen notebooks are never recovered. Symantec research suggests that an average notebook holds content valued at $972,000 and that some could carry as much as $8.8 million worth of commercially sensitive data and intellectual property.
“People entrust their personal information, photos, music as well as sensitive corporate data in their notebook computers,” said Roma Majumder, Kensington Senior Global Product Manager, Security. “Holiday travel presents a security challenge, because the more that people move their notebook around, the higher chances of it being stolen in transit.”
Some simple tips from Kensington can save holiday travelers from the financial, commercial, and personal expense of losing a notebook:
“No one wants to deal with a lost notebook, especially during the holidays,” said Majumder. “You owe it to yourself to take preventative measures against theft so that your computer is there when you need it.”
With company milestones including the first notebook security cable lock and the patented Kensington Security Slot, built into 99% of all notebook computers—Kensington has a history of being first-to-market with security solutions that offer simple and effective ways for people to protect their electronic investments.
The MicroSaver is the physical component of Kensington's complete security solution, which features data, access, and hardware protection. The latest keyed MicroSaver locks incorporate carbon-tempered steel cables and introduce robust multi-disc locking mechanisms to the world of notebook security. Lock tampering triggers security indicators and automatic lockdown systems built into each MicroSaver. Kensington offers both keyed and keyless systems with a range of products to suit different budgets and security needs.
With over 15 years of experience and innovation in notebook protection solutions, Kensington is a proven leader in security. Through rigorous testing and constant improvement, Kensington develops products that help consumers meet the security challenges of tomorrow. The Kensington MicroSaver® is the world's #1 laptop security lock and is backed by the Kensington Lifetime Warranty.
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