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pre-boot

The time between turning on a computer and loading the operating system. See boot.
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-- Enhanced security with the integration of SecureDoc's advanced and multi-factor authentication at pre-boot including PKI, smartcards, TPM, tokens and biometrics.
The patching process frequently requires a re-boot, but what if the solution uses a pre-boot password (such as has to be used with a full disk encryption solution)?
The 8200 MegaRAID cards are supported by the MegaRAID Management Suite(TM) of software -- a complete spectrum of applications and tools including next-generation pre-boot and advanced online RAID management utilities.
According to Mississauga, Ontario-based WinMagic, SecureDoc 4.1 encrypts information during a computer's pre-boot sequence and employs security authentication from password to hardware token, biometrics and Public Key Infrastructure.
This laptop comes equipped with a layered approach to virus protection and advanced security, data recovery and power management features, such as: Rescue and Recovery 2.0, a set of tools contained in an embedded, pre-boot emergency system; and Antidote Delivery Manager, which protects against viruses and worms by enabling companies to deploy critical updates throughout their enterprise.
Devon IT, the information technology products subsidiary of the Devon Group has announced the availability of two new thin client terminals, the NTAVO Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) Boot thin client terminal and the integrated All-In-One model that integrates a thin client terminal with built-in flat panel display, keyboard and mouse.
Version 4.5 of the product adds support for provisioning virtual machines over the network using PXE (pre-boot execution environment), the ability to track virtual machine performance using Microsoft Corp Windows Performance Monitor, and increased memory capacity of up to 4GB for all virtual machines and 3.6GB for individual virtual machines, enabling the use of server operating systems in a virtual machine.
It also features a built-in Smart Card reader and a pre-boot data security panel for extra security.
They get this from the pre-boot environment or from other system facilities provided by the OS or other tools.
Users can perform remote management, monitoring, diagnostics and recovery at different phases of a system lifecycle: pre-boot, OS-present and OS-unresponsive.