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pre-boot

The time between turning on a computer and loading the operating system. See boot.
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Pre-Boot Authentication is no longer done via username and password, but instead can be done using an RSA SecurID token.
The NTAVO PXE terminal (NTA-6010P) addresses the need to integrate remote accessibility into networked terminals with the Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE).
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.
This includes the newly-launched SecureDoc with PBConnex, the first full-disk encryption solution with pre-boot networking (http://www.
The combination of SafeSign IC middleware with DIGIPASS KEY enables pre-boot authentication with third party software solutions while offering all benefits of certificate-based authentication with the simplicity and portability of a built-in USB reader.
In addition, SecureDoc for Lenovo will provide pre-boot support for UPEK finger-print sensors built into Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks.
B supports pre-boot authentication in hardware and up to four separate encrypted data ranges with multiple user and administrative authentication credentials.
Security is extended through the use of a Linux based pre-boot authentication (PBA) system prior to starting Windows--increasing the range of hardware supported particularly in regard to new hard disks and further system components.
Earlier this year, Phoenix launched a new set of pre-boot security products, and promised it would be launching further products to fit within what it terms the "T-Zero" time (CI No 3,607).