Have you ever thought what will happen if you ever lose your official Laptop containing business plan’s, client list etc. or even your personal Laptop containing Credit card, bank details etc. If not, then this is the time to think. In this fast moving world, we all are concern about our data security and day by day news of theft and unauthorized access in increasing. So now it is time to give our data security a new dimension in form of a USB device by Cicada. This security device is best for students, professionals and corporate users.
Cicada name is taken from a insect name, which is large homopterous insect with long transparent wings, occurring chiefly in warm countries.
What is Cicada?
Cicada is an effective and easy-to-use solution for the real-time protection of your laptops and mobile computing devices from theft, tamper and unauthorized data access.
Key Features of Cicada USB
1. Alarm when some one tries to steal your Laptop or computer
2. Lock the screen of computer immediately, if some one tries to disturb your laptop
3. This device also restrict keyboard operation
4. Disable the pointing device
5. Dismount the encrypted volumes (optional)
6. Issue an instant alert by SMS, e-Mail or SNMP
See this device live in action in below video.
Our Personal Experience with Cicada
Cicada team gave us their Cicada USB drive to us to use and our experience was pretty good. This Cicada device cost $99 with subscription. We use this device for more then 1 week and tested it in different scenarios. After installation of Cicada software and USB drivers, we place the laptop in our table and tries to pick up the laptop. As soon as we picked up the laptop, siren started but personally we don’t found it to loud.
We tried removing the Cicada USB and suddenly alarm rang but after removing the Cicada USB, alarm got silent. So the security got disabled but it is some thing like first stage of security. Also after activating its protection mode, the device perform well.
It is like a first step towards security of your mobile computing device. I will surely recommend this device, if you have fear of loosing your laptop in public places like coffee shop, meeting halls, shopping malls etc. By using this device you can also save your data from social engineering and your device from theft. Let us know what you think about this new security device through your comments.
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