Mformation Technologies has announced that it is moving to improve the manageability and security of mobile PCs using Intel anti-theft technology.

Combined with the Mformation OMA DM client (Open DM) to manage and disable mobile PCs over cellular networks once they are reported lost or stolen, it said that this will help improve manageability and security of mobile computing devices.

According to Mformation, the Open DM client executes below the operating system level and allows the computing devices to be more securely managed and supported over the cellular network. Remote management of the computing device includes the capability to lock the device, disable remotely and manage and enforce policies on the devices, including offloading data traffic onto WiFi.

Rowan Scranage, SVP of global business development and corporate strategy at Mformation, said: “We see the computing segment as a key area for mobile device and security management, and want to bring a similar level of manageability to computing devices as we already bring to mobile devices.

“We are excited to work with Intel to combine their hardware-based Intel anti-theft technology with our mobile device management technology to create a winning solution for this segment. We plan to provide this solution across a wide range of computing platforms.”

George Thangadurai, general manager of Intel's PC client services division, said: “Laptops and other mobile devices accessing corporate networks over wireless are becoming an accepted usage and a fast growing trend. This creates a huge challenge for enterprises to protect and manage these devices.

“Intel anti-theft technology capabilities, together with Mformation's client/server management technology, combine a silicon-hardened device lock with other device manageability features, enabling enterprises and mobile operators to join forces enhancing device security.”