Secure Startup - Full Volume Encryption
Published: May 3, 2005
Hardware-based Security for the Longhorn Client
Secure Startup is a hardware-based security feature that addresses the growing concern for better data protection. The feature uses a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 to protect user data and to ensure that a computer running Longhorn has not been tampered with while the system was offline. Secure Startup provides both mobile and office enterprise information workers with more data protection when systems are lost or stolen.
Secure Startup protects data by preventing unauthorized users from breaking Windows file and system protection on lost or stolen computers. This protection is achieved by encrypting the entire Windows volume. With full volume encryption, all user and system files are encrypted.
Secure Startup is transparent to the user and is easy to deploy and manage. When a system is compromised, Secure Startup has a simple and efficient recovery process.
Secure Startup provides the following values:
To learn more about Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), visit www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.