Lenovo is adding software from Intel to two laptop models, saying the new services will improve security and make maintenance more convenient.

The world’s No. 2 PC manufacturer also says is is the first company to offer the package of services from chip maker Intel that’s called Small Business Advantage.

The ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 laptops will be featured at Lenovo’s second annual North American channel partner conference May 14-16 in Las Vegas.

Intel’s service includes security monitoring at the hardware level of the PC rather than the operating system, checking for any changes in machine settings such as the turning off of a firewall.

The maintenance service is designed to run during off hours.

“Not all SMBs have the resources to support IT departments, which can leave their PCs unmanaged and vulnerable to security threats and data loss,” said John Bischof, director Small and Medium Business at Lenovo, in a statement. “LSSB on the new ThinkPad Edge products is simple to manage and intuitive for maintaining performance and providing security coverage.”

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Lenovo maintains its executive headquarters in Morrisville. 

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