Applies To: WatchGuard Full Encryption
WatchGuard Full Encryption supports various methods to authenticate encrypted disks. The operating system version and the presence of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip determine the type of authentication to use.
Full Encryption groups computer authentication methods as:
- Unknown — Full Encryption does not support the selected authentication method.
- Security Processor (TPM) — Compatible with all supported versions of Microsoft Windows. The TPM chip must be enabled in the BIOS, except in Windows 10, where it is automatically enabled.
- Security Processor (TPM) and Password — While booting, the computer uses a TPM and PIN or password for authentication. The TPM chip must be enabled in the BIOS, and a PIN must be established.
- Password — While booting, the computer requests a PIN or password for authentication. Only available on Windows 8 computers and higher without a TPM chip.
- USB Drive — While booting, the computer uses a USB key for authentication. Required on Windows 7 computers without a TPM chip.
- Unencrypted — The computer has no encrypted disks.
By default, Full Encryption uses an authentication method that includes the use of a TPM chip, if available.
You can see the authentication methods used on computers in the Authentication Method Applied tile.
To see the Authentication Method Applied tile:
- From the top navigation bar, select Status.
- From the left pane, select Full Encryption.
The Full Encryption dashboard opens and includes the Authentication Method Applied tile.
- In the Authentication Method Applied tile, click an authentication method.
The Encryption Status page opens, filtered for the selected authentication method.
To see the authentication method used on an individual disk:
- In the Computer column, click a computer.
The Computers page opens.
- Click the Details section.
- In the Data Protection section, next to Hard Disk Encryption, click More Information.
The Encryption Status dialog box opens and shows the authentication methods used on the encrypted disks.