Date Published: March, 01, 2015



Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Built-in Authentication

To date, more than 500 million PCs have shipped with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), an embedded crypto capability that supports user, application, and machine authentication with a single solution. Enterprise systems from a variety of vendors, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and others, include the TPM, as do a new class of ultrabooks for both business and home use.

The TPM, a simple, yet revolutionary concept, ensures only authorized users and authorized PCs are on an enterprise network. It also acts as a secure vault for certificates, keys and passwords, negating the need for costly tokens.

TPM Solutions For:
Platform Integrity
  • Measures and reports on the integrity of platform, including the BIOS, disk MBR, boot sector, operating system and application software, to ensure no unauthorized changes have occurred

Malware Prevention

  • Prevents rootkits and other malware by ensuring platform integrity prior to boot
  • Helps administrators ensure that systems are healthy prior to network connection

Email Security

  • Strengthens X.509 certificate-based email
Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Provides a first factor, “something you have,” for authentication
  • An optional second factor, such as a PIN, password or biometric can be added
Remote and Wireless Access Security
  • Provides hardware-based security for secure remote access without the costs and hassles associated with deploying and managing smart cards or hardware tokens
  • Securely identifies a user and/or machine and automatically integrates with the IEEE 802.1x authentication framework for strong authentication to wireless networks


Membership in the Trusted Computing Group is your key to participating with fellow industry stakeholders in the quest to develop and promote trusted computing technologies.

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Trusted Computing Group announced that its TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) Library Specification was approved as a formal international standard under ISO/IEC (the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission). TCG has 90+ specifications and guidance documents to help build a trusted computing environment.

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