HP iPaq Trio Tackles Security

Recognizing that no one device satisfies all needs, Hewlett-Packard Co. is readying three new iPaq handheld devices that offer enterprises varying degrees of security, wireless capabilities, memory, battery life and cost. With mobile security in mind, the high-end iPaq hx2750 includes a built-in biometric fingerprint reader that allows users to access data on the device through the reader or through a combination of the reader, password and PIN.

All three handhelds—the iPaq hx2410 and hx2110 as well as the hx2750—feature HP ProtectTools security software, which allows users to encrypt e-mail, attachments, contacts, calendars, notes, documents in the My Documents folder, and other files. The data is protected whether stored on the device or on an external storage card. The ProtectTools software, built on technology from Credant Technologies Inc., also allows lost or stolen devices to be reset after a predetermined number of access attempts.

News source: eWeek

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