Why Dell and Wave?

Dell provides built-in security hardware for business class systems — the most advanced hardware security available for business PCs.

Wave, the Trusted Computing Company, provides the software that brings the Dell security hardware to life and enables end-to-end security for the enterprise.

What are the hardware security components?

Dell Authentication Bundle — including:

  • Dell ControlVault — hardware-secured storage for user credentials
  • Fingerprint Reader — fingerprint authentication to the BIOS and Windows
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader — contactless card authentication to the PC and Windows
  • Smart Card Reader — smart card authentication to the BIOS, Windows, and the self-encrypting drive

Trusted Platform Module — embedded TPM 1.2 security chip for strengthening encryption and authentication while ensuring trust in the pre-Operating System components.

Self-Encrypting Drive — the latest state-of-the-art hard disk drives that automatically encrypt all of the data written to them. Standard drives in 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM with a FIPS version. Solid state drives are also available.