A Focus on Security – The Fujitsu Security Platform
Recently we posted our review of the Fujitsu ST5000 Tablet PC. A special feature of this model is its combined hardware and software security solution which offers a significantly higher level of data/access protection than most any model on the market. Here we offer a more focused view of what users can expect with this unique combination of security technologies:
Perhaps one of the most invaluable features that seperates the Fujitsu ST5000 series from other Tablet PC’s in this class is the full-featured security hardware and software combination. Our review unit includes an integrated biometric fingerprint sensor, embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM), security application panel, and a Kensington lock slot.
Fujitsu’s MBF310 Sweep Sensor
The fingerprint sensor device can be used so that only “authorized” users (user identities) can:
1) Log onto Windows
2) Recover from “suspend mode”
3) Cancel a password-protected screensaver
4) Log into password-protected websites
Using the included OmniPass application, user’s fingerprints are enrolled for future recognition. OmniPass can be fully configured to remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password prompt.
In addition to a biometric fingerprint scanner, the ST5000 has an embedded Trusted Platform Module (hardware chip). TPM is a hardware security controller that contains a microprocessor and volatile memory, where a user’s private key security information can be stored. By enabling this chip in the system BIOS and configuring the TPM application software, users are significantly protected beyond the scope of the biometrics alone.
With this total combination officially dubbed The Fujitsu Security Platform, the ST5000 offers corporate grade security to any user.