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HP ProtectTools

Keep data, networks and communications protected from threats.

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Information protection is business protection. Trust your security to HP ProtectTools.

What is HP ProtectTools?

HP ProtectTools is a suite of security tools that lets you manage security for your entire fleet of business laptops and desktops from one central point. Thanks to its modular design, you can choose just the protection your business needs to help keep data, networks and communications protected from threats.

Whether a user forgets a password or a laptop is stolen, HP Protect Tools can easily solve issues, protect critical data and minimize lost productivity. Never before has security been this easy to implement, support and manage.

HP ProtectTools is a standard feature on all business notebooks and select business desktops.

Learn more about the HP ProtectTools solution:
HP Security Setup Wizard, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP SpareKey, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, Drive Encryption, Privacy Manager, HP Disk Sanitizer, File SanitizerComputrace® Pro for HP ProtectTools.

Central Management for HP ProtectTools - see it all and control it all from one place

Central Management




Central Management for HP ProtectTools gives administrators powerful remote-management capabilities from a single console. Implementing and controlling the security of your business has never been easier or more flexible.

  • Customize and deploy role-based security policies for your entire fleet
  • Restore access to users that forget or lose credentials
  • Enable single sign-on from BIOS all the way to the web
  • Easily revoke network access for former employees
  • Require strong authentication for system and application login

HP offers two versions of Central Management to suit the size of your business.

DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup

The workgroup option is ideal for smaller businesses and groups within larger organizations. It is easy to activate directly from within HP ProtectTools. The web based interface allows the management console to be accessed from any web-enabled device.

DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise

Active Directory integration makes this option perfect for large-scale businesses with managed IT environments. Central Management for HP ProtectTools” can be deployed on both HP and non-HP notebooks and desktops

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HP Security Setup Wizard

HP Security Setup Wizard
Quickly and easily set up HP ProtectTools with this intuitive, step-by-step wizard.

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Enhanced Pre-Boot Security

Enhanced Pre-Boot Security
HP ProtectTools offers enhanced, multi-user pre-boot security. You have the option to create a Windows user and a pre-boot user, along with multi-factor authentication that uses any combination of password, smartcard and biometrics.

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HP SpareKey

HP SpareKey
Users lose and forget passwords all the time. HP SpareKey adds credential recovery capability into the BIOS, so users can regain access to their laptops without involving IT administrators.

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HP ProtectTools Security Manager

HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Easily manage HP ProtectTools modules with this easy-to-use dashboard.

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Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools

Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools
Protect access to the laptops and desktops in your fleet with broad, multi-factor authentication and single sign-on options.

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Drive Encryption

Drive Encryption
HP ProtectTools uses the best way possible to protect the information on your hard drive—full volume encryption using proven McAfee technology2.

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Privacy Manager

Privacy Manager
Add enhanced security to your emails and chats with Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools.

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HP Disk Sanitizer

HP Disk Sanitizer
Completely remove unwanted data from hard drives with HP Disk Sanitizer.

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File Sanitizer

File Sanitizer
Permanently delete files, folders and identity information from laptops and desktops to help protect users’ personal information.

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Computrace® Pro for HP ProtectTools

Computrace® Pro for HP ProtectTools
Add the protection of Computrace® to your business laptops with Computrace Pro, exclusively for HP Business Notebooks.

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Additional resources

To Learn more about HP ProtectTools, click any link below.

»  HP ProtectTools Video
»  Security Training Demo
»  HP ProtectTools Technology Spotlight: HP ProtectTools Overview
»  HP ProtectTools Technology Spotlight: Face Recognition Technology
»  Central Management for HP ProtectTools Overview
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1The Computrace® agent is shipped turned off, and must be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased for terms ranging from one to five years. Service is limited, check with Absolute for availability outside the U.S.”
260 day trial period. Internet access required to receive updates. First update included. Subscription required for updates thereafter.
3The Absolute Recovery Guarantee is a limited warranty. Certain conditions apply. For full details visit: www.absolute.com/pdf/eula.pdf. Data Delete is an optional service provided by Absolute Software. If utilized, the Recovery Guarantee is null and void. In order to use the Data Delete service, customers must first sign a Pre Authorization agreement and then purchase one or more RSA SecurID tokens from Absolute Software.