In our previous blog posting, we explained WinMagic’s two-stage model for enterprise key file deployment. Enterprise key file deployment is a highly complex endeavor, with many use cases for device provisioning to consider and address; additional challenges include speed, security, and scalability. To overcome these challenges, the WinMagic model leverages pre-boot networking. In this blog posting, we explain the basics of pre-boot networking, examine how it can be utilized to improve key file deployment, and study the benefits provided by using it throughout the enterprise.
If you have been reading the various blog posts we’ve published over that past few months you’ve seen us talk about: smart cards, cloud computing security, BYOD, MDM, FDE, FEE and more. What we really haven’t delved into is one of the main differentiators we offer in the market and the fact no one has be able to offer the same level of security – Pre-Boot Network-Based Authentication.