Trusted Computing: Establishing Device Authentication
The secret to better IT security may be at your fingertips. More likely than not, your PC contains a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), security chip on its motherboard. Acting as a highly secure “container” for user and device keys, this tiny chip allows organizations to improve their security by enabling strong identity for each user PC. In turn, these IDs can be used to ensure that only “known” machines are allowed access to the network.