HyTrust Deploys Intel Security Technology for Virtual Environments

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 11, 2010

HyTrust, Inc., has recently announced that it has joined the Intel Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (Intel ESAA) with the aim of working jointly with Intel to develop a recipe that brings trust attestation–starting at the hardware root–to policy-driven, multi-tenant virtual environments. As mentioned in the company's news release, Intel ESAA enables resellers to more easily build and deploy IT solutions by giving them access to pre-validated configuration guides co-developed by Intel and independent hardware and software vendors.

The company will work with Intel to bring trust verification – at the hardware root – to virtual environments.

"The solution will utilize Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT), supported by Intel’s latest generation of server processors, the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series. Intel TXT helps attest to platform identity and trustworthiness with hardware-based mechanisms that enable the controlled launch and registration of critical infrastructure software. This serves to establish trust and protect the confidentiality and integrity of software applications and data –a critical prerequisite for building a trusted cloud computing platform.

"Combining VMware platform technology currently in development with HyTrust Appliance complements Intel’s TXT boot measurement via the VMware vSphere 4.1 Web Services SDK. It determines and manages which virtualized cloud operations are allowed or disallowed based on the integrity of the underlying platform."

Read the Full News Release at Hytrust.com

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