These days security is on the forefront of everyones mind. With cyber criminals around the world actively trying to steal your financial and personal information, you need to do everything you can to protect yourself. While many users protect themselves with anti-virus programs and other software measures, the reality is if you want complete peace of mind youll need to take things a step further and use a hardware based security solution. This is especially critical for employees such as accountants or insurance agent where they handle personal information of many individuals. Thankfully there is a solution to help keep your precious data secure: a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
The TPM is a discrete cryptographic processor attached to a daughter board which plugs into the motherboard. The TPM securely stores your cryptographic key which can be created with encryption software such as Windows BitLocker. Without this key, the contents of the user’s PC will remain encrypted and safe from unauthorized access.
This means that when using a TPM, the data on our PC will be safe not only from external software threats, but also physical theft. The GIGABYTE TPM GC-TPM 2.0 features the SLB9665, an advanced 2048-bit cryptographic processor by Infineon. The SLB9665 by Infineon processor meets all the latest industry standards including TPM 2.0 as well as Common Criteria (EAL4+).
This processor creates a military-grade encryption key that allows the use to encrypt your hard drive with Windows BitLocker, and also verify your identity online for tasks like online banking.
The GC-TPM2.0_S is compatible with GIGABYTE motherboards of that include a TPM header on below:
- Z390 series, H370 series, B360 series, H310 (2.0) series, X299-series, Z370-series
- C246 series including C246-WU4, C246M-WU4, C246N-WU2
- C621 series including C621-SD8, C621-SU8, C621-WD12, C621-WD12-IPMI
- X399-series, X470 series, B450 series, X370 series, B350 series
- supported status may vary depending on motherboard specifications
- Support for Windows 7 64-bits, Windows 8.1 32/64-bits, Windows 10 64-bit