Dell ControlPoint Security Manager

Dell ControlPoint Security Manager

Free
This is a device assistant tool for OptiPlex 580, Latitude E6510, etc
3.0  (10 votes)
3.5
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Like the Dell Controlpoint Connection Manager and the original Dell QuickSet (on which System Manager is based), Dell Controlpoint Security Manager is intended to provide a single point of entry to commonly used settings making it easier for the user to find and access them. As more critical data becomes mobile the need for enhanced security is similarly critical. The Dell ControlPoint Security Center module provides access to the latest security, user identification, fingerprint readers, and smartcard security technology.
The ControlPoint Security Manager gives information on the status of the different devices and launches the Embassy Security Center (ESC) software to make changes.
The drivers for the security devices are packaged and installed separately to allow companies to use them in conjunction with their own security software instead of the Embassy suite.
The Security Manager Overview page gives the status of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which must be enabled in BIOS, Fingerprint Reader, Smartcard Controller, Contactless Smartcard, and Full disk encrpytion. The links at the bottom of the menu (Run Security Configuration Wizard, Enroll your fingerprint, and Back up security data) all open their respective features in the Embassy Security Center.

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Review summary

Pros

  • All your security needs, in a single utility.
  • Contains wizards and a user friendly interface.

Cons

  • A 140 MB download for just part of the bundle.

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Sandra

Sandra The Dell support guy just told me that unless I have a finger security reader, I do not need this so why in the world is any type of this software in my PC for any purpose whatsoever. How am I supposed to know such things. Additionally, he said that if things are working, then don't mess with it-in general, especially for computers.

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