Flexxon INKS Partnership With Lenovo

Flexxon INKS Partnership With Lenovo

Flexxon INKS Partnership With Lenovo For First-ever Line Of Laptops With AI-Embedded Cybersecurity Hardware Defences

  • The partnership will yield the world’s first series of laptops that provide security at the firmware level, based on Flexxon’s X-PHY® Cyber Secure Solid-State Drive.
  • Effectively addresses the complex cyber threat landscape of today, by protecting users against known and unknown threats through round-the-clock monitoring and detection.
  • The partnership is Flexxon’s next step in its current mission of empowering digital citizens with greater cybersecurity protection, offering three series of products cater to users of different usage preferences.

Singapore, 4 August 2021 – Singapore-based Flexxon Pte Ltd (“Flexxon”) today announced its partnership with Lenovo Group Ltd (“Lenovo”), one of the world’s leading personal technology companies, to produce the world’s first line of artificial intelligence (“AI”) embedded cybersecurity laptops.

Incorporating Flexxon’s market-leading innovation – the X-PHY® Cyber Secure Solid-State Drive (“SSD”) – into Lenovo’s world-class laptop solutions, the partnership’s upcoming product ranges will deliver an integrated, standalone, and holistic cybersecurity system that effectively defends against present-day and future threats in this fast-evolving cyber landscape.

Three series of laptops will be launched in September to cater to differing user preferences, namely the X-PHY® Ace, X-PHY® CyberPad, and X-PHY® Zepto. These series of laptops bring to market a combination of Lenovo’s high-quality, time-tested hardware and interface, and Flexxon’s real-time AI cybersecurity defence technology, effectively extinguishing the limitations of traditional silo architecture of software protection by enhancing security at the SSD’s firmware level. 

Ms Camellia Chan, Founder and CEO of Flexxon said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Lenovo today. Partnering with a personal computing powerhouse like Lenovo will allow us to provide the very best performance, safety and security for our customers around the world. We share a common vision of building a digital world that users can navigate with a peace of mind, while allowing them to experience the very best performance through their personal computing devices. Through this partnership, we will unlock the full potential of today and tomorrow’ digital landscape, while securing the vital data of our customers along this journey.”  

Preparing for the great unknown

Cybercrime has multiplied exponentially in the last year alone. As remote working becomes a more permanent fixture around the world, most enterprises have shifted their traditional infrastructures to digital platforms. In turn, this has widened the attack surface of organisations, as WiFi networks at home and in public spaces are often not set up to with privacy and security as the priority.  

Consequently, the cost of cybercrimes on the world’s economy is projected to exceed US$10.5 trillion[1] by 2025. As organisations digitise their business operations, widened gaps in cybersecurity systems have given cybercriminals increased opportunities to exploit and make their advances, leaving many ill-equipped to keep pace with the onslaught of cyber-attacks. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has also hastened the growth of cybercrimes by 600%[2].

As cyber-attacks continue to grow in scale, sophistication and consequence, traditional software-based defences are no longer comprehensive enough. With the need for constant updates to recognize attacks, software-based defences are unable to detect new cyber threats that emerge on a daily basis.

Recognising these challenges, Flexxon launched the world’s first AI-embedded data security solution, the X-PHY® Cyber Secure SSD, in April 2021. The X-PHY® Cyber Secure SSD is an innovation that acts as the last line of defence, delivering an all-in-one solution, that features real-time protection against known and unknown cyber threats around the clock[3].

Next-generation cybersecurity laptops

The X-PHY® AI Cybersecurity laptops exemplify the “Zero Trust” security framework, a necessary cybersecurity infrastructure requirement for today’s complex cybercrime landscape. Based on the principle of “Never Trust, Always Verify”, this framework moves beyond traditional perimeter security to one where access requests to one’s critical data are constantly monitored and verification is sought.

The laptops adopt this framework by effectively monitoring for threats around the clock and in real-time, triggering an immediate lockdown upon the detection of any foul play. This thwart any attempts of phishing, ransomware, data theft, and other forms of cyber-attacks. Once activated, only authenticated users can unlock their computers with dynamic authentication security via the user-friendly X-PHY® Bluetooth mobile application. 

In addition, security bypasses in existing models of SSDs, such as physical removal, side-channel attacks using power surges, or sudden temperature fluctuations, will trigger the X-PHY® Cyber Secure SSD to lock down the system immediately to safeguard the user’s data.

Delivering a powerhouse combination of performance and security, Flexxon and Lenovo’s upcoming suite of laptops will revolutionise the future of cybersecurity – so that individuals, professionals, and business owners can operate with a greater peace of mind anytime, anywhere.  

Enabling greater security for the future

Flexxon’s partnership with Lenovo promises many exciting and collaborative technology innovations in the global cybersecurity space moving forward. As Flexxon builds on its strong track record in developing effective, efficient, and economical storage and cybersecurity systems, the company looks forward to working alongside Lenovo to provide sustainable solutions that protect against ever-evolving cyber threats from the core.

For more information about X-PHY® AI Cybersecurity laptops, visit https://xphy.com/laptop

About Flexxon Pte Ltd

Founded in 2007, Flexxon Pte Ltd is a leading industrial NAND flash storage solutions provider that is headquartered in Singapore. The company delivers a range of versatile advanced memory storage solutions to serve a wide spectrum of industries with a key focus on Cybersecurity, Industrial, Medical, and Automotive (CIMA) applications. Flexxon remains committed to innovating market leading technologies that ensures utmost data confidentiality and integrity. The company has worked with more than a hundred clients across the world, including multinational corporations such as HP Enterprise, Xerox and Medtronic, to deliver high performance and reliability products that serve as a custodian to their critical data. 

With a vision to revolutionise technologies for good, Flexxon remains at the forefront of innovation and is dedicated to delivering robust data security solutions to individuals and organisations around the world.

About Lenovo Group Ltd

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo is developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

[1] Cybercrime To Cost The World $10.5 Trillion Annually By 2025. Retrieved from: https://www.prnewswire.com/newsreleases/cybercrime-to-cost-the-world-10-5-trillion-annually-by-2025–301172786.html

[2] Cybercrime Up 600% Due To COVID-19 Pandemic. Retrieved from: https://purplesec.us/resources/cyber-security-statistics/

[3] Please refer to attached press release from the X-PHY’s official launch in April 2021 for more information on the X-PHY® Cyber Secure SSD.

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