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Kensington Doubles Security With "Two-Headed" Lock

 

1/8/2003

New Twin MicroSaver Makes Securing Two Pieces of Computer Equipment Easy By Adding a Second Patented T-Bar Lock to Industry-Leading Security Cable

Kensington Technology Group, makers of the first laptop security cable lock and developers of the patented Kensington Security Slot built into more than 95 percent of all laptop computers, introduced today the Kensington® Twin MicroSaver® security cable. While the use of laptops in place of desktop computers continues to rise, so has the use of many other peripherals that must be secured simultaneously, including expensive flat panel monitors, printers, projectors, and scanners. With a second patented T-Bar Lock that slides along its cable, the Twin MicroSaver™ security cable provides the industry's most convenient, secure method for locking down two pieces of valuable computer equipment.

The Kensington T-Bar locking mechanism, specifically designed to fit the industry standard Kensington Security Slot (K-Slot), identified by the K&Lock Design®, ensures that the interface between lock and K-Slot is perfect, creating the strongest, most secure connection on the market. A rubber bumper helps protect computers and other equipment from scratches, and because the T-Bar mechanism is designed to fit small, mobile equipment, the lock will not lift computers or peripherals off the desk or block other ports. Also, the Twin MicroSaver security cable's dual T-Bar locks and seven-foot cable provide enough space to accommodate almost any desk and equipment arrangement.

"Since virtually every computer peripheral maker is now adopting our industry standard K-Slot, creating the Twin MicroSaver security cable was an obvious solution," said Tim Tyrell-Smith, Director of Security and Mobility Products at Kensington. "Many studies, not to mention first-hand experience, have shown us the importance of physically securing computers. It only makes sense that we should lock down the equipment sitting right next to our computers, as well."

Twin MicroSaver security cable is available nationwide from computer resellers, at major retailers, and at www.kensington.com. Twin MicroSaver security cable has a suggested retail price of $69.99 and is backed by the Kensington Lifetime Warranty.

A study by the Computer Security Institute released last year found that 57 percent of all corporate network breaches originated from stolen computers and that stolen laptops represented an average financial loss of $89,000 each.

IT professionals or anyone else interested in learning more about computer security and the actual cost associated with the loss of laptops and corporate data can visit MicroSaver.com, the informational Web site created by Kensington Technology Group. The site includes an interactive ROI Calculator that allows IT managers to easily calculate the value of hardware and data theft, as well as their associated costs and payback figures resulting from an investment in basic physical laptop security. In addition visitors can find suggestions and tools to make computers more secure such as corporate security policies, industry resources and surveys.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for nearly 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™. Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions. 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com/ or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.