New security solution to protect against supply chain attacks in enterprise sys

Date: 28/10/2014
Micron, Wave Systems, Lenovo, PC Bios software vendor American Megatrends plan to develop enterprise-class security for enterprise class IT business systems.

The solutions to strengthen the BIOS specific feature called Core Root of Trust for Measurement (CRTM) to protect against current and emerging pre-boot threats within the supply chain. The companies intend for these solutions to form the basis of a new industry standard designed to ensure the integrity of the supply chain.

Due to need of comprehensive enterprise security suite that protects memory content from its inception in manufacturing throughout a computing device’s life cycle, by providing verification of the CRTM, the first BIOS code that executes, the security of system measurements can be ensured rather than implicitly trusted, reducing the risk of supply chain attacks, said in the release by American Megatrends. A centrally managed security solution working in conjunction with a client’s core root of trust for measurement provides client system integrity throughout the supply chain, further stated in the release.

The combined security solution from Micron, Wave, Lenovo and American Megatrends to protect memory content and create level of trust from the supply chain to the corporate environment. The planned software solution will integrate with the Trusted Platform Module and other hardware components to provide notification, remote management, and further remediation options for the enterprise.

Author: Srinivasa Reddy N
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