HP Protect Tools Security Manager is a utility application developed by Hewlett-Packard for its line of laptop and notebook computers. This application contains features that enable users to manage their computer’s security features. In addition, HP Protect Tools Security Manager can be used to view the computer’s security status and configure security devices. HP Protect Tools Security Manager provides users with an interface where they can plug in their security deliverables such as password protection, account security, authentication key codes, as well as fingerprint and biometric recognition devices. This application provides users with four plug-in modules such as Smart Card Security, Embedded Security, Credential manager, and BIOS Configuration. The HP Protect Tools Security Manager smart card is designed based on open standards that provide ease of integration, implementation, and maintenance. This can be used in multiple devices such as notebook and laptop computers, handheld devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs. In addition to these, HP Protect Tools Security Manager provides users with layers of authentication that includes USB tokens, Fingerprint ID, Biometrics, and TPM encrypted passwords.
HP Protect Tools Security Manager features a simple user interface that has two main parts. The first part is the main program menu where users may choose the security feature category to configure. These options include BIOS configuration, boot options, device options, security, information, passwords, credential manager, my identity, authentication and credentials, and advanced settings. The next part contains the comprehensive options for the main menu categories. This section contains various text boxes, checkboxes, and tabs where users may find specific settings.