Hard-drive vendors are now building self-encrypted drives (SEDs) to adhere to the OPAL standard defined by the Trusted Computing Group. OPAL hard drives eliminate data breaches as a result of stolen or lost PCs, by ensuring that every byte of data on the hard drive is encrypted using the hard drive's internal electronics. Softex's SecureDrive product allows for easy set up and configuration of the encryption and access rights and allows for multiple authentications mechanisms such as fingerprint, smart card, RFID cards and TPM passphrase. SecureDrive also allows administrators to remotely perform a secure erase of the data from the drive to simplify PC end of life processing. Seamless integration with the new Intel vPro Technology Remote Encryption SDK allows for PC's (powered on or off) to be remotely unlocked by the I/T administrator to perform management tasks such as software installation and patch management.
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