HP to launch new BIOS protection for its business laptops

HP's EliteBook family of notebooks will be the first with HP SureStart.

As the world becomes more and more connected to the Internet, the threat that a PC can get hit with a malware download or another kind of cyber attack will also increase. In order to defeat these kinds of threats, HP has announced a new security program that is designed to quickly restore a PC if it is a victim of a malware attack.

HP's press release reveals some of the details on the new security system, called HP SureStart. The company claims it will provide near perfect protection for a PC's BIOS as it will automatically restore it to a previously safe state within 30 seconds if it senses something is wrong. It states:

Regardless of reason — intentional malicious attack, unknown cause, a failed update or other accidental cause — HP SureStart recovers the PC BIOS for continued user productivity and reduced IT help desk requests.

HP's press release doesn't offer too much information on exactly how HP SureStart works, perhaps because they don't want to give hackers and malware creators any details. However, if this system does what HP says it is supposed to do, it could help to keep PC security threats down for businesses. HP will start offering HP SureStart on its EliteBook business notebooks later this fall.

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