infosecurity-magazine.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TPM is a device on the motherboard that stores keys and ensures the integrity of a given device. It verifies the identity of the device and of the user, and thus provides the root of trust upon which to base secure operating systems and applications. TPM-based applications include things like virtual smart cards, which provide an on-board authentication mechanism for signing into network resources and applications, with no password required.