Intel's security on the silicon is starting to pay dividends

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2014 - 12:52 PM |
Tagged: IBM, Intel, txt, mcafee

Intel have been diligently working on their Trusted Execution Technology to provide security on the actual silicon and with their purchaser of McAfee this technology has quickly improved over the past year.  IBM subsidiary Softlayer, who offer cloud storage, have announced that the will be implementing TXT along with the Intel Trusted Platform module to offer enhanced security on their servers.  This should make them attractive to government and law enforcement agencies which utilize clouds storage as well as businesses that need to keep their customers data secure.  They are not the first to consider TXT but are among the largest of vendors who are currently deploying servers that take advantage of the new security.  Check out more at The Register.

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"BIG BLUE IBM has announced that its Softlayer subsidiary will be the first cloud service to offer bare metal servers powered by Intel technology that provides monitoring and security down to the microchip level."

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September 9, 2014 | 12:47 AM - Posted by spartibus

Not trying to be mean, but there are several spelling mistakes in this article. Also, it's odd that you add two spaces after a period to start a new sentence instead of just one, unlike many of the other submitters on this site. It's standard to use just one.

September 9, 2014 | 09:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As long as they are not used to invade privacy, or for OS vendor lockin on hardware, same goes for similar AMD, and ARM, based products. It's a double edge sword, that can provide security, but also prevent total ownership of hardware, and OS choice. Remember the year 1984 was just a date arbitrarily chosen for the symbolic existence of a police state, it could be any year now, or in the future. Tin foil hats for computers may be a necessary purchase, the IOT is watching YOU!

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