Network-based Authentication

PBConnex provides a means for authenticating encrypted devices to the network before the operating system ever loads. Simply put, it means data is never exposed until the user credentials are verified before the standard OS log-in process, keeping computer and network security intact. 

WinMagic’s SecureDoc with PBConnex is the only data encryption and management solution that allows for pre-boot network authentication

SecureDoc is a highly secure, yet flexible solution that enables businesses to comply with privacy and security regulations by protecting sensitive data residing in laptops, desktops, servers and on removable media.

As a core component of SecureDoc, PBConnex utilizes network based resources to authenticate users, enforce access controls, and manage end point devices before the operating system loads. This unique and ground-breaking approach to Full Disk Encryption (FDE) management results in significant cost savings for organizations by streamlining both IT management and end user functionality.

PBConnex enables users to get the convenience of auto-boot with the security of pre-boot authentication. WinMagic is the first FDE vendor to integrate secure network support into the pre-boot environment. Without adding complexity to the existing network. IT Departments benefit from enhanced security while end users experience a more simplistic approach to accessing information.

What PBConnex offers your business:


Enhanced Security: Authentication at pre-boot vs. Windows login Policy Protection: Easy for administrators to push system updates


Single Password Access: One password for users to log-in Password Resets & User Control: Active Directory sync for easy password


Easy to Provision: Simple, effective Active Directory integration Remote Management: Remotely encrypt & real-time user revocation