Thursday, September 5th 2013

AMD Licences Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment

AMD and Trustonic today announced a strategic collaboration to embed the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), < t-base, into AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU) and Central Processing Units (CPU) for PCs, tablets, and other processor markets. With best-in-class security, AMD APUs and CPUs will unlock a range of secure new capabilities for end users including fast, safe payments to access to more content, and Bring Your Own Device to work support scenarios. This will be accomplished by providing developers with access to hardware root-of-trust based-security to enable a wide range of innovative services.

The AMD and Trustonic collaboration drives alignment between the experiences and services demanded by fast-evolving mobile and performance computing ecosystems. It will
  • deliver real development platforms to support industry bodies working to drive interoperability across trusted computer platforms - such as GlobalPlatform and Trusted Computing Group;
  • offer device vendors integrated, hardware based security by providing the means to integrate traditional security solutions such as the TCG Trusted Platform Module (TPM) functionality crypto libraries and isolation at low cost and with greater performance; and
  • provide users the capabilities offered by


"Our collaboration with Trustonic directly supports open industry standards for security and the convergence of ecosystems, whether you are on a tablet or in the cloud" said Steve Belt, corporate vice president, strategic alliances & platform enablement, AMD. "The industry is moving to hardware based security and this collaboration means best-in-class features optimised for third-party solutions, featuring software from leading industry software vendors (ISV)."

AMD will also have access to Trustonic's extensive partner ecosystem. This will enable robust user-friendly security features such as user authentication that runs independently from the Operating System (OS), trusted user interfaces and biometric pattern matching - to enhance the user experience of AMD powered devices. AMD ISVs will be supported in bringing new applications that benefit from greater usability and higher value services to market through Trustonic technology.

"Trustonic has a compelling ecosystem of service providers operating in payment, content protection and enterprise security markets, coupled with the world's most advanced and mature TEE roadmap with remote management capability," said Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic. "With AMD on-board, we speak for our ecosystem in saying that we're excited to see a path to a consistent and standards compliant model of trust across industry leading processor architectures."
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2 Comments on AMD Licences Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment

#1
Jorge
More security in the digital age is a good thing but people online still need to be vigilant.
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Thefumigator
by: Jorge
More security in the digital age is a good thing but people online still need to be vigilant.
yes, exactly. The best way to remain secure, apart from updates and a good AV, is to watch out what you do on the web.
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