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Dynabook: Secure to the core

Dynabook Europe, in partnership with Microsoft, has launched its most secure Windows devices to date – the Portégé X30-F, Tecra X40-F and Tecra X50-F

Offering next-level hardware, software and identity protection right out-of-the-box, the new class of Windows 10 Securedcore PCs are ideal for use in data-sensitive industries, such as healthcare, and high profile industries targeted for phishing and other attacks, as well as by mobile workers who need to access business-critical information when away from the office.

Damian Jaume, Managing Director of Dynabook Europe GmbH, said: “Devices are often the first line of defence for organisations – but those operating in the most datasensitive of industries need an added layer of security to ensure comprehensive protection. That is why we’re partnering with Microsoft to develop an integrated hardware and software approach to security.”

Secured-core PCs use hardware-based security components like Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) and modern CPUs featuring Dynamic Root of Trust Measurement (DRTM), along with virtualisation-based security (VBS) and Windows Dynamic hypervisor code integrity (HVCI) service, to create a secure environment that isolates memory and other hardware components from attacks and unauthorised access to the operating system.

Further protection is offered by Windows Hello, which prevents user identity and credential-based attacks through a combination of biometric sensors and hardware-based credential storage. This includes face, fingerprint, secure FIDO2 key or PIN authentication, backed up by Credential Guard, which leverages VBS to ensure malware running in the operating system cannot extract authentication tokens.

To prevent malware or data loss from drive-by attacks, Secured-core PCs also block external peripherals from starting and performing Kernel Direct Memory Access (DMA) unless the drivers for those peripherals support memory isolations. Peripherals with compatible drivers will be automatically recognised, started and allowed to perform DMA to their assigned memory regions. Peripherals with incompatible drivers will be blocked from starting and performing DMA until an authorised user signs into the system or unlocks the screen.

In addition, BitLocker Drive Encryption protects user data and ensures a computer has not been tampered with while the system was offline.