The Balance of Access
Historians say the hardest thing about their field of study is to keep remembering that the people who enacted history didn’t know how it was going to turn out. The story of how we got here – how the digital age took shape – is anything but inevitable. Perhaps nowhere is this more worth remembering than when we consider the risks that call for laptop security.
For us, at The Connectivity Center, laptop security is one part of a long-running story with which we’ve been fortunate to take part. The unique perspective we bring to the vast landscape of cybersecurity comes from having taken part in each chapter. Ever since computers ventured beyond the inner sanctum of the mainframe room and computing power evolved into racks of servers; ever since control panels became keyboards and sprouted in cubicles reaching to the horizon; ever since “towers” and workstations granted their power to laptop computers; we have been there working at the interface between human beings and technology.
Perspective and the Tide of the Future
The dispersion of computer access and computing power has been a relentless trend, and that trend is what led us today to the vital priority of laptop security. The benefits of computers to every kind of operation – from space travel to business to public service to managing a household – are so undeniable that people could not wait to enjoy those benefits, to have that power in their hands.
This is the vision and the argument with which Bill Gates and Paul Allen went to IBM. They persuaded the established mainframe powerhouse that personal computing – an opposite world, even an alternate universe in a way – was the future of their industry. (Having secured IBM’s agreement, they promptly set out to secure an operating system, primitive by today’s standards, called DOS.)
The world that runs on laptops and depends on laptop security was not pre-ordained by any means. It hinged on just such an unlikely event as that. The temerity of pioneers such as Gates and Allen, or Jobs and Wozniak; the sheer audacity it took to convince entrenched interests that it was their new vision of the future that would prevail, is remarkable to say the least.
The Exponential Nature of Laptop Security
As computing power landed in the hands of practically everybody, the exposure to risk grew exponentially, so far so fast, in fact, that laptop security has never really kept pace. Everybody is catching up.
As in every aspect of the $170 billion cybersecurity field, laptop security has sought first the online solutions – programs and software. While worthwhile, and an essential part of the cybersecurity picture, these solutions suffer from two issues: First, they are based principally on responding to a cyber threat after the attack or contamination has occurred. And second, they leave wide open the physical sector of the cybersecurity perimeter, including the ports and connectors that turn independent laptops into computer systems.
The Connectivity Center offers a vast, expertly curated collection of devices designed expressly to close off unauthorized access to your vital data networks, preventing incursions – intentional or not – from occurring in the first place. Alongside these security devices for posts and connectors, The Connectivity Center also provides laptop security for the laptops and peripherals themselves, including the Smart Keeper Laptop Lock and Tether Cable, which locks onto any USB port to that the laptop can be tethered with a 70-inch anti-theft cable.
The perspective we acquired through all the exponential expansions of access to computing power – and to the vast need for laptop security that resulted from universalizing access to data, you can count on The Connectivity Center to provide the physical devices that complete your cybersecurity perimeter. Our mission is to guard the points of entry that turn laptops and workstations into vital information systems. We protect the ports and connectors where the most damaging and historically impactful cyber-attacks were perpetrated. And we can even secure your office laptops in-place so that they stay at the office, when that is what your operation requires.
Our Smart Keeper collection of computer and laptop security devices protect the vital data network connections that empower your information systems, secure your laptops themselves, and enable your operation to benefit from the balance between access and security, the controlled access that moves your enterprise forward day after day.
Our Link Lock connectors and the Link Lock Hub secure your USB ports and network connections, and also lock your devices so that they cannot be removed without authorized access. You’ll find network, computer, and laptop security solutions by the hundreds from The Connectivity Center, including a variety of locking 4K high-speed cables. For unlocking them, we offer two kinds of keys, the Enterprise and Professional series of the Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key.
As a convenient and efficient option, the Professional Series key offers you an ergonomic, retractable housing with anti-static rubber grip, LED light for low visibility work areas, and dual-retractors – main and peripheral – for access to any angle of installation. The Professional Series supplies effective control to reach port locks in confined spaces. You can not only control key patterns, but also order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure.
At The Connectivity Center, we offer protection for the vital flow of data, from our unique perspective and experience. The quality, variety, value, and versatility that result from that experience are at your service.
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