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Trusted Compute Pools with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)

Enhance your server platform security

Hardware-based technology for enhancing platform security

Trusted compute pools with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)1 support IT compliance by protecting virtualized data centers’ private, public, and hybrid clouds against attacks toward hypervisor and BIOS, firmware, and other pre-launch software components.

A feature of the Intel® Xeon® processor, Intel TXT establishes a root of trust through measurements when the hardware and pre-launch software components are in a known good state. Utilizing the result, administrators can set policies for sensitive data and workload placement onto groups of servers known as trusted compute pools.

Validating key component behavior at startup

Why it matters

With Intel TXT, you can:

  • Run your workload and data on a trusted server.
  • Protect your workload and data.
  • Avoid compromising security in the cloud.
  • Enhance IT compliance.
Industrial systems

Industrial and transaction systems

Imagine a piece of manufacturing or retail equipment becoming compromised—possibly manipulated via network, USB flash drive, or an illegal peripheral at boot time. Intel TXT measures and detects these and other manipulations. Using such measurements, systems can be kept from booting.

Visit the Intel® Embedded Design Center to get additional developer-level details and view more industrial automation and retail technology solutions.

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Intel® TXT white paper

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology provides highly scalable platform security in physical and virtual infrastructures.

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See how it works

Shows how Intel® Trusted Execution Technology verifies system BIOS and firmware and launches the OS.

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1. No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules, and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/data-security/security-overview-general-technology.html.