Fujitsu announces three new Esprimo desktops, a Quadro equipped Celsius notebook, and Attachecase confidential file distribution software
Update: Fujitsu has confirmed that all new models will be available internationally
Earlier this week Fujitsu announced 14 new Lifebook notebooks. Accompanying this announcement were three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets, three new Esprimo desktops, a new Celsius workstation, and the Portshutter Premium Attachecase confidential data distribution software.
Esprimo Desktop of Celsius Workstation
The new Esprimo models cover the spectrum with the high-end D957/S, the multifunction (read: mid-range) D587/S, and the entry-level D556/S. All three will come with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as standard, and similar hardware options, leaving features to be the main area of definition between models. The Celsius line of laptop and desktop workstations has a new addition in the form of the 17.3” H970 notebook, with the Nvidia Quadro P5000 as a factory option.
The Esprimo models will be available from early February 2018 with retail prices starting at JP¥141,600 (US$1280) for the D556/S, JP¥147,300 (US$1330) for the D587/S, and JP¥186,800 (US$1690) for the D957/S. The Celsius H970 will release in mid-January for JP¥417,000 (US$3770).
Portshutter Premium Attachecase
Attachecase is a confidential data distribution service which allows employees to take large secret files with them while still maintaining privacy. Full disk encryption using solutions such as Microsoft’s BitLocker or Jetico BestCrypt is standard practice for businesses with sensitive data. The problem is if a laptop is stolen while unlocked and logged in, or if the password is compromised, then the thief has full access to any sensitive files.
Attachecase works by taking the confidential file and splitting it into two, which results in a large portion and a small portion. This split is done in a way that means that either file by itself is unreadable and unrecoverable, but they can still be recombined to produce an intact record. The large portion is stored on the local device, and the small portion is uploaded to a secure company server with the Attachecase software handling the whole process.
If data is needed while the user isn’t able to access the work network, such as while on a plane, then a copy of the small portion can be loaded onto an encrypted and password protected smartphone beforehand, and the Bluetooth connection can be used for wireless authentication and recombination. This adds an additional level of security on top of full disk encryption to help protect business secrets.
The Attachemate software will be available as a customisation option during configuration from late February 2018 at a price of JP¥9800 (US$90).