Offering a security solution is especially important for security and regulatory compliance in financial, government, and healthcare applications. However, with many embedded applications becoming networked, and the rise in attacks on these embedded applications, this further emphasizes the increasing need for the protection of confidential and sensitive data across a broad range of embedded applications.
AMD promotes open, industry standard security solutions for embedded applications. Trusted Computing is a category of technology developed and promoted by the Trusted Computing Group. AMD is a member of the Trusted Computing Group. The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define, and promote open and vendor-neutral industry standards for trusted computing building blocks and software interfaces across multiple platforms.
Trusted Computing is the industry's answer to growing security problems and is based in a hardware root of trust, helping to make embedded systems, applications, and networks more secure. The computer or system can be made to consistently behave in specific ways, and those behaviors can be enforced by hardware and software when OEMs enable these technologies.
Through the implementation of an on-board TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 module, an embedded platform will benefit from the following features:
- Data Protection/Encryption
- Identity and Access Management
- Password Management
- Network Access Control
- Layered Security