Creating a successful hybrid work model requires confidence that all employee devices are protected — while still offering secure access to business-critical apps and data — no matter where they are located. Learn how modern Lenovo® devices running Windows® 11 strengthen protection for hybrid work, simplifying management and increasing productivity in the process.
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Hybrid work is the new normal, which means your company needs an operating system that enables your people to work at home, in the office, and everywhere in between. The release of Windows 11, the operating system designed for hybrid work, provides your people with simpler ways to interact, stay connected, and be more productive.
It’s the smarter way to make hybrid work work. On a scale of one to 10, that’s an 11.
The future of work is HYBRID work.
51% of people prefer the option to work fully remotely – but they prefer a hybrid experience.1
74% of U.S. companies are implementing permanent hybrid work models.2
Windows 11, while designed for hybrid work, works for ALL scenarios:
Greater WORK flexibility = greater SECURITY responsibility.
To sustain a true hybrid-work model, your business needs the confidence that employee devices are secure regardless of where they work.
But many businesses still struggle with data and device security TODAY.
Only 45% of SMBs say security is successfully keeping up with their business.3
The number of Business Email Compromise (BEC) complaints received by the FBI in 2021.4
67% of business that suffered security breaches didn’t know about it for SEVERAL MONTHS.5
‘Zero Trust’ is an evolved cybersecurity approach based on three principles:
Authentication and authorization should be determined using ALL available data points.
Provide least-privileged access
User access should be limited with just-in-time and just-enough access.
End-to-end verification encryption and analytics should be used to gain visibility to improve threat detection and defenses.
‘Zero Trust’ means no user or device anywhere can have access until safety and integrity is PROVEN.
Windows 11 advances security even further with built-in protections.
Microsoft Pluton Security Processor
The only security processor regularly updated with key security and functionality improvements.
Smart App Control
Blocks untrusted or unsigned applications to prevent users from running malicious applications.
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen
Provides built-in enhanced phishing detection and protection by alerting users if they’re entering their credentials into a malicious application or hacked website.
According to security experts: 80% believe software alone is not enough protection from emerging threats.6
When people travel with their devices, their confidential information travels with them. That confidential data must be protected against unauthorized access, whether through physical device theft or from malicious applications.
BitLocker Drive Encryption
This data protection feature addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
Encrypted Hard Drive
This new class of hard drives are self-encrypted at a hardware level and enable BitLocker deployment to be expanded across enterprise devices with little to no impact on productivity.
Windows 11 allows users to digitally sign email, which verifies the identity of the sender and ensures it has not been tampered with.
According to a mobile security survey of IT professionals: 97% consider remote workers to be at more risk than office workers.7
Malware attackers frequently exploit driver vulnerabilities and even the system’s own security solutions to compromise it. Windows 11 includes, by default, these malware protection measures:
Virtualization-Based Security (VBS)
VBS isolates a segment of system memory from the rest of the operating system. It then secures that space to store security solutions – which are the prime targets of most malware attacks.
Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI)
This VBS feature protects the isolated system memory from being used by outside attackers to exploit the system. It helps ensure that all drivers loaded onto the OS are signed and trustworthy.
Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC)
WDAC protects devices against malware by blocking all vulnerable drivers that can be exploited. This prevents malicious code from ever running on Windows 11 devices.
Fully customizable hardware, software, and services solutions to secure your enterprise.
Secure Wipe 2.0
Delete sensitive data on a drive without external tools or removing the drive.
Firmware Resiliency 2.0
Protection, detection, and recovery capabilities for key components of the Firmware platform
Lenovo devices designed for the modern workforce complement an OS designed for hybrid work.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10
A refined and redesigned 14-inch business laptop, it boasts Dolby® Voice technology combined with higher resolution FHD camera options for an even better user experience.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7
Reimagined for an improved end-user experience with a new communications bar that houses an FHD and IR camera. Plus, a 360-degree hinge helps you quickly move between laptop, tablet, tent, and stand.
ThinkBook 13s Gen 4
Designed for the modern professional, it’s the slimmest Lenovo ThinkBook yet. With metal on three sides, this laptop feels premium, looks modern, and is the ultimate portable companion.
ThinkBook 15 Gen 4
With unhindered performance, impeccable style, and cutting-edge smart features, this business laptop’s optional touchscreen lets you navigate the display like your smartphone.
This go-anywhere high-performing beauty is engineered with an FHD RGB + IR dual camera and an ultra-slim 4mm bezel design, providing the highest screen-to-body ratio of any ThinkPad. Ever.
Satisfying the aesthetic and functional desires of modern employees, its FHD RGB + IR camera and massive user-facing speakers deliver an awe-inspiring communication experience.
Lenovo recommends Windows 11 Pro for business.
Contact your Lenovo technology services partner to learn more about upgrading to Windows 11 Pro on modern Lenovo devices.
1 Microsoft. “Work Trend Index 2022.” 2022
2 Accenture. “The Future of Work: A Hybrid Work Model.” 2021
3 Cisco. “The 2021 Security Outcomes Study Small and Midsize Business Edition.” 2021
4 U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. “FBI Internet Crime Report 2021.” 2021.
5 Lenovo. “Lenovo + Microsoft Window 11: Upgrade Reference Guide.” 2021
6 Microsoft. “Windows 11 Security Book: Powerful security from chip to cloud.” 2021
7 Verizon. “Mobile Security Index 2021.” 2021