SafeGuard Power-on Authentication (POA)

Note: This description refers to Windows 7 endpoints with SafeGuard full disk encryption.
SafeGuard Enterprise identifies the user even before the operating system starts up. To do this, SafeGuard Enterprise's own system core starts before this. It is protected against modifications and is saved, hidden, on the hard disk. Only when the user has been properly authenticated in the SafeGuard POA, is the actual operating system (Windows) started from the encrypted partition. The user is logged on automatically to Windows later. The procedure is the same when the endpoint is switched back on from hibernation (Suspend to Disk).





The SafeGuard Power-on Authentication offers: