Why your business need TPM?
At first glance, it may seem that TPM is just another term in the field of new technologies that you do not need, but TPM is very important for any user, especially for the entrepreneur. TPM is a special processor that protects the data on your devices. This is especially useful for protecting portable devices like laptops and tablets because it can be easily stolen and if it happens, you risk exposing data which can then lead to serious losses. In this article, we will explain what role TPM plays in the success of your business.
Why use TPM?
Entrepreneurs often store sensitive data on their laptops, it can be financial or staff data, your ideas for a new project, or other sensitive data. Just imagine what can happen if it is stolen and all this information gets into the hands of competitors or intruders.
To protect yourself from such a fate, install in your system TPM. It is used to encrypt data, so that even if the laptop is in the wrong hands, bad guys can not do anything with your information, no matter how professional they are in the IT industry.
How does TPM work?
When you install TPM on your device you need to perform a self-identification. The method of authentication depends on the system you use and can be done by several methods: PIN or password, fingerprint, smart card or one-time password, even a combination of these methods.
Regardless of your choice, you provide yourself with a secure key to your system that protects your data under all conditions. TPM works seamlessly when the right user is logged in, and here are its key features that keep your device secure:
- Data encryption, you can encrypt the entire hard drive or just parts of it
- Authentication of online activities protects your online activity and ensures safe use of the email
- VPN server
- Prevent your sensitive data from reaching the recycler or recoverer at the end of the device’s life
Why is TPM considered so secure?
The encryption that the processor uses is extremely difficult to break. If you are not authenticated you cannot access your usual data, and given that the encryption keys are independently handled by the TPM system, they have no weaknesses through which tampering could leak.
With any physical manipulation, this detail also remains unshaken, as the gadgets in which the TPM has been embedded can detect the addition or removal of a device on their own, they can also be programmed to shut down and not work if they detect suspicious activity from the outside.
Any workarounds are also abruptly cut off, as TPM encryption prevents attackers from moving the hard drive to another PC, as only a special TPM process disables this feature, but its device is blocked in the first place.
Moving the TPM processor itself to another PC will also be impossible, as it will only be bound to one specific device on which it was first installed.
TPM and Windows 11
The announcement of Windows 11 only came out a couple of months ago and we have already heard about one unexpected requirement for its setup, TPM 2.0. This is surprising first of all because TPM was originally intended only for business devices, not for home use.
Microsoft developers have explained that making TPM available will help prevent illegal copies and licenses of Windows from being sold.