Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Support
What is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?
The TPM is a form of hardware security that stores cryptographic information about the Workstation it's connected to.
What are the minimum requirements to use a TPM with ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE)?
EEE Full Disk Encryption supports TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in the following environments:
How can I tell if my computer is supported?
If you have activated the Workstation with an EEE Server, look at the Workstation Details page: KB332 - How do I view Workstation Details?
On the Workstation Details tab, you will see something similar to the following image, which represents a computer ready to use FDE with a TPM.
Boot Mode may say Legacy BIOS, this mode does not support TPM.
TPM Status may also say one of the following
TPM Version states the manufacturer and version of the TPM module, it is only shown if there is a TPM 2.0 module.
What do the different TPM FDE modes do?
Username and Password
This mode operates in exactly the same way as has previously been available, only it uses the TPM for storage of the encryption key.
This mode provides a single method of authentication, a numeric PIN. There is one PIN for all users of the computer.
No Extra Authentication
This mode boots the computer without any pre-boot interaction, all security is handled at the Windows login and requires the user to have a Windows Password.
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