Lenovo's Security Policy

Lenovo believes that a 360° approach to security is essential. Focusing on just a few security elements will leave your business exposed. Even if one angle is not covered, there will be a security breach.

The consequences of a data breach can include data theft, regulatory fines, and loss of customer confidence. With the more stringent GDPR regulations in the European Union coming in May 2018 and other regulatory compliance requirements across the globe in effect, the repercussions of any data breach will be severe.

Organizations have a deep-seated need to protect their data, their resources, their assets, and their ongoing operations.

Best-in-class hardware security
Securely developed software
Complete component verification
Secure supply chain
New standards in adoption and extension of security technology

Making the Security Philosophy a Reality:
Lenovo's 360 Approach

Rest assured that whenever you choose Lenovo as your solution provider you incorporate the 360° security approach into your organization.

User Access Control

Ensure PC access for authorized personnel only with these features:

Lenovo leads in multifactor authentication features:
  • Windows Hello: allows employees to use authentication methods like face, fingerprint, or PIN. With built-in enterprise-grade security, users on the web are protected in Microsoft Edge. Users can sign in with their face or fingerprint, using Windows Hello.
  • Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader (MoC FPR): highest level security fingerprint technology on a PC; biometric credentials are stored on a separate chip, making it almost impossible to hack into.
  • Intel® Authenticate: gives flexibility to create and deploy customized hardened multifactor authentication policies to enforce user identity protection for access to the corporate domain, network, and VPN; protects identity and secures data.
  • A highly secure way of storing login information in tamper-proof cards.
  • Can also be used to manage access to multiple devices without using passwords.
  • Directly implements a two-factor authentication policy, ensuring that devices are averse to threats.
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) is a type of radio communication standard, much like Bluetooth®, WiFi, and other networking technologies.
  • To snag the NFC signal to log in, the user needs to be physically close to the company’s PC, with the right NFC tag or secondary device.
  • Without the tag, it is impossible to hack into a device.

Port and Physical Protection

Prevent data theft from USBs or other access ports, prevent component theft, and block prying eyes with:

Blocks the data transfer capability of the USB port but keeps the ports functional for input devices like mouse and keyboard.
  • A padlock restricts access to the cover and chassis, prevents hard drive access,
    and theft of components.
  • Camera hacking risks can be avoided by physically covering the camera.
  • The ThinkShutter camera cover on ThinkPads and physical camera cover on Lenovo's commercial laptops allow users to cover their webcam with a simple flick of the finger, ensuring maximum user privacy.

Data Protection

Prevent data theft and loss with the following:

  • Full Drive Encryption (FDE) encrypts data on hard drives, without the use of third party encryption solutions.
  • No initial setup or ‘enable encryption’ is required; in fact, it is not possible to disable encryption on an FDE hard drive.
  • To completely protect data, a hard drive password prevents unauthorized booting and accessing data; full disk encryption prevents more sophisticated attacks.
  • The hard drive passwords have no effect on the encryption key. The passwords can be changed without risking loss of data.
  • Lenovo’s Online Data Backup (OLDB) is a simple, automatic and secure Cloud backup solution for desktops, laptops, and servers.
  • Ensures your business-critical information is safe and secure.
  • Requires no capital expenditure for hardware; low upfront investment with minimal maintenance overhead.
  • Total Cost of Ownership savings is more than 30%1 relative to in-house backup solutions.
  • Relative to tape-based approaches, OLDB is more efficient, less intensive for the operator, and less prone to human error.
  • Allows backups to be set to run automatically, enabling greater employee compliance.

Based on internal Lenovo records
  • Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention service offers hardware maintenance or maintenance upgrade coverage in an electronic format.
  • If the internal hard disk drive (HDD) or internal solid state drive (SSD) fails during warranty, Hard Disk Drive Retention lets customers keep the old drive to retain sensitive data within the organization.

Pro SSD Integration with Intel® Remote Secure Erase from Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications; allows IT or managed service providers to better discover, repair, and help protect their network computing assets.

Lenovo's End-to-End Portfolio

As the world’s #1 commercial PC company, we have unrivaled capability to deliver a total technology ecosystem, equal to the challenges of fast-evolving commercial environments. For businesses that crave innovation but need reliability and security, and demand performance but require value, we utilize the efficiencies of our global scale and reach to offer our customers cutting-edge solutions that scale and flex to deliver value and security throughout their life cycle.


Lenovo devices powered by up to 8th Generation Intel® Core Processors are enabled with Intel® Active Management Technology that allows IT pros to manage computers remotely and out-of-band. Lenovo and Intel’s partnership ensures that devices have simplified access management with robust security.


Lenovo builds devices with Persistence from Absolute embedded into the firmware.

This gives enterprises visibility to protect every endpoint, remediate vulnerabilities, and ensure compliance in the face of insider and external threats.

Persistence from Absolute sets the new standard for endpoint visibility and control with self-healing endpoint security and always-connected IT asset management to protect devices, data, applications, and users – on and off the network.

Lenovo Unified Workspace

Lenovo Unified Workspace enables organizations to securely deliver the right apps and content, to the right users – anytime, anywhere, on any device. So your workforce can have the flexibility, policies, and tools they need to be more creative, productive and collaborative.

Seamless Access: legacy Windows apps and private or public Cloud apps all in one workspace for the user.

OS Agnostic: works the same on Windows 7 as it does on Android, iOS, Mac OS, or Windows 10 Pro.

Smooth Experience: a consistent experience on corporate-issued machines or mobile/BYOD.

Easy Integration: available on-premises with your existing infrastructure or as a hosted solution managed by Lenovo.

  • Encryption Service: highest level of software-based encryption for end-point devices, as well as central management of all self-encrypting drives (SEDs); enhanced capability of OS built-in encryption such as Windows BitLocker and integrated, unique functionality for Lenovo devices.
  • Keep Your Drive (KYD) Service: to dispose off business data on the organization's terms; drive and data stays within corporate custody, improving security and potentially alleviating civil liability risks. KYD is purchased with the system and coverage continues for the duration of the system’s limited warranty, even if the hard disk drive has been replaced. KYD covers multiple drives in a system and multiple failures.
  • Product End-of-Life Management (PELM): the reuse, refurbishing, demanufacturing, dismantling, reclamation, shredding, recycling, treatment and disposal of products, parts, and options when they are taken out of service, reach end of life, and/or scrapped; ensures that personal data or corporate data never falls into the wrong hands.
  • Online Data backup (OLDB): a simple, automatic and secure Cloud backup solution that keeps business-critical information safe and secure.

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