Gateway packages up security line

GatewayShield pulls together security components, offered separately or loaded on a PC.

Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Joris Evers covers security.
Joris Evers

PC maker Gateway on Thursday announced GatewayShield, a new catch-all name for the various security components it delivers with its products. Customers can buy a new GatewayShield-protected system or select individual options for their existing computer, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said.

Under the new name, Gateway is offering notebooks and desktops with the Trusted Platform Module. TPM is a security chip that enables a variety of security features, including authentication, protected storage and secure e-mail. Gateway will ship the PCs with software from Wave Systems to use the TPM features. The security focus further includes LoJack-style technology to help customers track down lost or stolen laptops, data replication and recovery software and a Gateway Complete Security Suite II that contains antispyware software, among other applications.