No matter the size of your organization or how much data you have, safeguarding the information stored on your systems is critical. Your first line of defense for data security lies at the endpoint, and having the right authentication solutions in place can greatly strengthen your protection against a security breach. In many cases, this means moving beyond passwords to more advanced authentication measures.

This document describes Dell Data Protection Security Tools (DDP | ST), an end-to-end software security solution included with all Dell Precision™, Latitude and OptiPlex systems. DDP | ST supports advanced hardware authentication, such as Dell’s fully-integrated fingerprint, smart card or contactless smart card reader options. Dell Data Protection | Security Tools can help manage these multiple hardware authentication methods, support pre-OS login with self-encrypting drives, single sign-on (SSO) and manage user credentials and passwords.