Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a hardware chip integrated on the motherboard to encrypt data thereby reducing the risks unauthorised capturing of password and encryption keys to sensitive data. This additional layer of security by the TPM allows notebooks to run applications more securely, making transactions and communications more trustworthy. The TPM provides a stronger security than that delivered by the BIOS, operating system, or any non-TPM application. When used in conjunction with an optional security software package, the TPM provides greatly improved overall system security, file protection capabilities, and email/privacy safeguards.