I've recently bought a motherboard, which has support for a Trusted Platform Module. On the topic, the manual states the following:
This connector supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TMP system also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities and ensures platform integrity.
A copy of the manual can be found here, and the relevant section as an image below:
My question is: Do these clames have any basis in reality or is it all marketing-speak designed to sell people stuff they don't need?