Lenovo and McAfee have just tightened their partnership, the former having chosen the latter's Mobile Security solutions for its ThinkPad Android tablet.This is one of, if not the first concrete step forward in McAfee's quest to become a main player in the field of mobile security.
On that note, this also marks Lenovo's first significant success in meeting the requirements of business users who are worried about the safety of their files.
A portable, Android-loaded electronic is all well and good, but it is a liability if there are no means of safeguarding data.
Android tablets themselves are fairly recent arrivals in the business sector, so it took some time for strong security solutions to be made.
The waiting game is over, though, as McAfee's Mobile Security software is now being pre-loaded on the ThinkPad Tablet.
“Today, more companies and employees are using mobile technology devices – both at home and in the workplace, and we built our ThinkPad Tablet with this in mind,” said Tom Butler, director, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo.
“McAfee Mobile Security provides the comprehensive set of security features users need to protect their personal information stored on tablet devices, as well as to provide safeguards for business data.”
The software comes with a 30-day trial, after which users will have to buy the license and activate it.
For those who don't know what the tablet can do, ThinkPad uses an NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC (system-on-chip), with a dual-core ARM CPU (1GHz).
The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass, for damage resistance.
Up to 64GB of storage are available, along with multitouch support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, native USB 2.0, microUSB, mini-HDMI and a full-size SD card slot.
The features and specifications are explored extensively on the official product page, located here.