Siemens Computer Systems extends SCENIC Professional PC range with launch of new smartcard Security PCs ¨ New SICRYPT-based Security PCs set new standards in corporate PC security ¨ Powerful smartcard-based access control and encryption from just £995 Siemens Computer Systems, Europe's leading computer company, has extended its SCENIC Professional PC range with the addition of six new Security PC systems that set new standards in corporate PC security. The new Siemens Security PCs are based on the company's recently-launched SCENIC 600 and SCENIC 800 Professional PC systems and feature the company's SICRYPT smartcard-based security to provide the industry's most comprehensive fully-integrated access control and file encryption solution. The new SCENIC Security PCs are available from £995. Six new Siemens Security PCs are available - four SCENIC 600 desktop models and two SCENIC 800 minitower systems. All models feature 64 MB of main memory, Windows NT, on-board LAN, 15" monitors, SICRYPT smartcards and SmartGuard security software. A range of different processors is available, including Intel's 433 MHz Celeron, 400 MHz Pentium II and 450 and 500 MHz Pentium III. Prices range from £995 to £1,545 depending on model and configuration. The new Siemens Security PCs combine industry-leading security with a range of technology innovations, including the revolutionary PISA (PCI/ISA Shared Angle) slot, a new motherboard which introduces 'save to onboard RAM', and a new Air Tunnel design for internal cooling without additional processor fans, which also reduces noise emissions. Unrivalled PC system security With its combination of mechanical protection and hardware and software-based smartcard security, the Siemens SCENIC 600 and 800 Security PCs offer unrivalled PC system security, and feature SICRYPT smartcards to support a wide range of PC-based applications including PC access protection, electronic purse, e-commerce on the Internet, e-banking, secure online services, secure teleworking, digital signature, healthcare, electronic ticketing, building access, time recording and secure Intranet and Internet access. Mechanical security features include a physical case lock, lockable sliding cover, intrusion alert, anti-theft and sealing, and temporary keyboards and mouse locks. Now with full SICRYPT SmartGuard security, Siemens Computer Systems has added a three-tier security portfolio that lets organisations assign precisely the correct level of security to individual desktop systems. SICRYPT provides the following functionality: · Siemens SICRYPT SmartGuard 1.0 - basis security and access control, secure PC logon, pre-boot authentication in system BIOS, for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation · Siemens SICRYPT SmartGuard easy 1.0 - access protection and encryption, local hard disk encryption on sector basis (complete or partition-by-partition), Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 support · Siemens SICRYPT SmartGuard professional 1.0 - as SICRYPT SmartGuard easy plus remote encryption on share basis (at directory levels in the Windows NT domain), extended Windows NT security, Version 4.0 and higher Siemens Computer Systems is the leading European supplier of information technology, and forms part of the Siemens Information and Communication Products Group. The company offers the industry's broadest range of computer systems from a single supplier, ranging from home computers and Net PCs through to notebooks, desktops, workstations, high-end servers and mainframe systems. In addition to its comprehensive range of hardware products, Siemens Computer Systems is focused on delivering platforms for solutions in key business areas including e-commerce, data warehousing and SAP R/3. The Siemens Information and Communication Products Group is a significant part of the DM50 billion turnover Siemens Information and Communications business segment. This new business was formed on the 1st October 1998 in response to the growing requirement for converged IT and communications products, solutions and services. Note to editors: pictures to accompany this press release are available electronically from email@example.com For further editorial information please contact: Rebecca Hartley Press Relations, Siemens Computer Systems Direct Line: 01252 555396 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For sales, support and other enquiries please contact: Siemens Computer Systems Customer Helpdesk Tel: 01252 555312 Internet: http://www.siemens.co.uk/cs 6 May 1999
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