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Cigent® to Power Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense Providing Enhanced Data Security

August 3, 2023
Cigent® to Power Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense Providing Enhanced Data Security

New endpoint protection technology more easily and effectively helps prevent ransomware and data compromise

Fort Meyers, FL  – Cigent is collaborating with Lenovo to offer Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense™, software that runs on Lenovo commercial PCs providing the latest in advanced data security. ThinkShield Data Defense helps protect data throughout its lifecycle with prevention-based defenses embedded directly into secured storage devices in Lenovo PCs and within the files themselves. Lenovo customers will now have enhanced capabilities to fight ransomware attacks and help keep data secured throughout its lifecycle.

Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense, powered by Cigent, can turn a Lenovo PC into a more secure place to store data using hardware-based full disk encryption. Because the protection is directly in the storage and individual files, it is superior to software-only solutions and policy-based data loss prevention (DLP) alone. Hardware encryption can also have the ability to reduce impact on the performance of the system and consistently outperforms software full disk encryption. Data Defense further protects data with file encryption and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for file and storage access, protecting data against incidents on the endpoint and wherever it goes.

“Detection-based endpoint security solutions continue to be bypassed by adversaries. Ransomware and data theft is on the rise, despite billions invested in endpoint security. A new approach is needed,” said Tom Ricoy, Chief Revenue Officer of Cigent. “Using secured storage built into Lenovo devices and file encryption with multifactor authentication (MFA) for file access, Cigent and Lenovo are able to help mitigate even the most sophisticated attacks. Organizations can now have peace of mind about data stored on endpoints, where data is stored and processed on a daily basis.”

ThinkShield Data Defense, powered by Cigent, is taking a new approach to data security in three vital ways:

  1. It is prevention, not detection – ThinkShield Data Defense effectively helps stop attacks, so only trusted users can see and access data using MFA for file and storage access.
  2. It puts protection as close to the data as possible - Protection in the storage itself and of individual files helps keep data safe on PCs and wherever it goes, an approach that is more secure than software-only or policy-based data loss prevention.
  3. It protects data throughout its lifecycle - From file creation on a PC to complete data and key destruction, all files are better protected wherever they go across any device, cloud, network, or application.

"As data security becomes increasingly vital for businesses, Lenovo's collaboration with Cigent provides a robust solution to protect against threats to sensitive information. With Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense, our customers can further mitigate risk of data sprawl by better securing their data with hardware-based full disk encryption, file encryption, and multi-factor authentication” said Nima Baiati, Executive Director & General Manager, Commercial Cybersecurity Solutions of Lenovo.

Lenovo ThinkShield Data Defense, powered by Cigent, will soon be available to Lenovo customers in 40 markets.

About Cigent

Cigent offers a new approach to data security for organizations of all sizes to stop ransomware and data theft, as well as achieve compliance. Cigent protects your most valuable asset - your data - against sophisticated adversaries. We protect data throughout its lifecycle via prevention-based defenses embedded into storage and individual files. From decades of data recovery, cybersecurity, and device sanitization experience, the experts at Cigent have developed prevention methods beyond anything that exists today.

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