Today PC Magazine revealed their lengthy review of our LoJack for Laptops product. Their 4 1/2 out of 5 stars and being awarded as an Editor’s Choice selection, leaves our product as the best rated theft recovery software solution.
Here is a list of the pros, cons and bottom line from PC Magazine’s Lead Analyst for Security, Neil J. Rubenking (@neiljrubenking).
PROS: Does nothing until needed. When you report the laptop stolen the company’s experts recover it for you. Geolocation via IP address (GPS or WiFi in premium edition). Can remote-delete sensitive files. Persistence module survives reformat.
CONS: No option to retrieve, back up, or encrypt files from stolen laptop. Geolocation accuracy is coarse in non-premium edition.
BOTTOM LINE: Just as with LoJack for cars, LoJack for Laptops only kicks into action when you report a theft. At that time the company’s recovery experts take over the recovery process. On some laptops LoJack can even survive reformat or replacement of the hard drive.
The complete review can be found here on PC Magazine’s website.