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Re: pointsec vs. Guardian Edge
From: Roger Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:55:53 -0600
At 02:38 PM 1/12/2007, Pettis, Frederick put fingers to keyboard and wrote:
The system needs to have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip to support
BitLocker. I think most new systems come with it.
You don't need a TPM (and remember, that's a TPM 1.2 chip...I've seen
systems recently for sale with a 1.1) chip, but you do get additional
options if you do have one.
It's not in most new systems, but many business class systems now come
with the chip.
I think it makes sense to make sure you have one, since it will open
up options if you do, and you don't have to use it.
Roger A. Safian
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