The Ultrabook or laptop includes built-in hardware components, designed by Intel, that works with Intel® Anti-Theft Service to provide multiple levels of protection. Intel® Anti-Theft Technology strengthens security by performing operations in protected areas in the device hardware.If the device is lost or stolen, it can be locked-down from the Intel® Anti-Theft Service website. If the device is recovered, it can unlock it by entering the unlock password.
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Helps protect data by locking down missing laptops or Ultrabooks™ from anywhere
A user notifies the service provider or IT department of a theft. A flag is subsequently set in the appropriate server triggering a poison pill which is sent to the PC via wired or wireless LAN the next time the systems checks in putting the system in theft mode. Depending on policy, Intel AT can disable the PC by blocking its boot process preventing the it from booting from any device. Even if the hard drive is reformatted or replaced, the system remains disabled - a "brick".
When a PC is recovered, IT or the Service Provider can restore the system using multiple methods. Methods include a local passphrase, a one-time recovery token remote reactivation via an encrypted SMS message over a 3G network.