Full security solutions that locks you down, not in
Our robust security solutions merge a comprehensive ecosystem of hardware and software, building in trust from the start.
Ultimate protection for AMD products
The growth of mobile devices and cloud services is rapidly changing the computer industry, and threats to your privacy and security are growing ever more diverse and sophisticated. Anti-virus protection alone is no longer sufficient to keep your system secure. You need a robust hardware solution. AMD Secure Technology brings you a built-in security system that puts the protection right on your processor. Through our collaboration with an extensive network of platform providers, we are working to provide the greatest peace of mind on every AMD product.
Security built right into your hardware
AMD gives you a dedicated AMD Secure Processor1 built into select AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). ARM® TrustZone®, a system-wide approach to security, runs on top of the hardware creating a secure environment by partitioning the CPU into two virtual “worlds.” Sensitive tasks are run on the AMD Secure Processor – in the “secure world” – while other tasks are run in “standard operation.” This helps ensure the secure storage and processing of sensitive data and trusted applications. It also helps protect the integrity and confidentiality of key resources, such as the user interface and service provider assets.
Enabling a wide ecosystem
With ARM TrustZone, AMD has embraced an industry-standards approach that merges and manages a comprehensive ecosystem of hardware and software partners’ access to the “secure world.” This means that our hardware partners can build platforms that have trust built in from the start, while our service and content partners can rely on that integral trust to start launching innovative services and new business opportunities.
Better security through new, innovative solutions
The significant level of cooperation in ARM TrustZone accelerates our ability to provide full security solutions that you can count on. It also enables our technology partners to bring you innovative, new security solutions based on AMD APUs: anti-virus and anti-theft software, biometric authentication, security for e-commerce – the possibilities are only beginning to emerge. It’s all part of AMD’s pioneering spirit – we are working to bring you a more engaging world with technologies that are as safe as they are fun to use. Get peace of mind with security features that lock your system down without locking you in.
- AMD Secure Processor (formerly “Platform Security Processor” or “PSP”) is a dedicated processor that features ARM TrustZone® technology, along with a software-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) designed to enable third-party trusted applications. AMD Secure Processor is a hardware-based technology which enables secure boot up from BIOS level into the TEE. Trusted third-party applications are able to leverage industry-standard APIs to take advantage of the TEE’s secure execution environment. Not all applications utilize the TEE’s security features. AMD Secure Processor is currently only available on select AMD A-Series and AMD E-Series APUs.