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The advent of personal computing brought with it PC security issues that were so sudden and so vast that they can best be understood as an explosion.
HUNTSVILLE, AL, January 01, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When mainframe computers lumbered in, revolutionizing how businesses and endeavors of all kinds operated, they were secured in rooms where everything from access to temperature and humidity were tightly controlled. It seems like eons ago, and, in fact, the way computers were treated in the beginning reminds us of the design of an ancient Egyptian temple, with the approach controlled and graduated through portal after portal.
Things changed. The advent of personal computing brought with it PC security issues that were so sudden and so vast that they can best be understood as an explosion. First, there were racks of servers, a proliferation of keyboards, and a control mechanism so original that the best name they could come up with was "mouse." And then real personal computers became part of the lives of millions, at work and even at home.
In a matter of just a few years, a handful of brash entrepreneurs had persuaded the enormous "powers that be" that the future of computing lay not only in individual access, but in dispersed processing units – personal computers. The leadership of The Connectivity Center was around for that birth and the labor that preceded it, serving on the front lines of how human beings interact with computers through those vital evolutions. The unique perspective gained from that experience is behind the answers we offer today for PC security.
It's very difficult to recall just how remarkable that shift to personal computing was, because the world around us today unfolded so rapidly from those decisions. However, as scholars remind us, the hardest thing about history is remembering that the people involved didn't know how it was going to turn out. In this case, personal computing – and the PC security hazards that stemmed so suddenly from it – can be traced to a meeting in which the upstarts persuaded IBM that their mainframes would become obsolete – before they even had an operating system for the personal computer. "Brash" doesn't begin to cover it. The people who made it happen have been called, "the pirates of Silicon Valley."
Putting PC Security Just a Click Away
Protecting the physical data ports through which some of the most historic, impactful cyber-attacks were perpetrated, where sabotage is easy and casual contamination occurs somewhere every hour of every day – and also securing the connectors that turn PCs into information systems at work – is our mission at The Connectivity Center.
Our hundreds of PC security solutions include the Smart Keeper collection of computer and laptop security devices. They provide you with the PC security you need, without sacrificing the access that makes your system so vital to operations. Our Link Lock connectors and the Link Lock Hub serve not only as secure USB connections, but also lock your devices so that they cannot be removed without authorized access.
The Link Lock Hub is secured using a Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Professional in conjunction with a Smart Keeper USB Port Lock Key. The Professional Series key comprises an ergonomic, retractable housing with anti-static rubber grip, LED light for low visibility work areas, and dual-retractors – main and peripheral – for reaching port locks in confined spaces. The key patterns are strictly controlled, yet you can order duplicate keys to suit your own security authorization structure.
About The Connectivity Center
The Connectivity Center is a supplier of some of the leading physical cyber security and AV connection technologies. The company is especially known for its Smart Keeper series – a portfolio of physical data security products. The Connectivity Center brand prides itself in quality, value, variety, and versatility. We want to be a one stop shop for most of your connectivity needs and we love to serve our partners in this evolving industry.
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