- Principals of TXT
- TXT Provisioning
- Launch Control Policy
- Opportunities for the OSV and ISVs
- Creating a More Secure Data Center
- Trusted Pools and Cloud Compliance Support
"This book is a must have resource guide for anyone who wants to ... implement TXT within their environments. I wish we had this guide when our engineering teams were implementing TXT on our solution platforms!"
John McAuley,EMC Corporation
"This book details innovative technology that provides significant benefit to both the cloud consumer and the cloud provider when working to meet the ever increasing requirements of trust and control in the cloud."
Alex Rodriguez, Expedient Data Centers
"This book is an invaluable reference for understanding enhanced server security, and how to deploy and leverage computing environment trust to reduce supply chain risk."
Pete Nicoletti. Virtustream Inc.
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) is a new security technology that started appearing on Intel server platforms in 2010. This book explains Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Servers, its purpose, application, advantages, and limitations. This book guides the server administrator / datacenter manager in enabling the technology as well as establishing a launch control policy that he can use to customize the server's boot process to fit the datacenter's requirements. This book explains how the OS (typically a Virtual Machine Monitor or Hypervisor) and supporting software can build on the secure facilities afforded by Intel TXT to provide additional security features and functions. It provides examples how the datacenter can create and use trusted pools.
With a foreword from Albert Caballero, the CTO at Trapezoid.
For servers, TXT is just now ramping into volume. While a few "rabbit" OEMs and hypervisor vendors have enabled support with the Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors in 2010/2011, such that the infrastructure and software ecosystem is just now materializing. Sandy Bridge (Jaketown) is the first "TOCK" launch with TXT and thus there will be significant platform offerings with TXT starting early next year. With the Intel® Xeon® E5 launch, many more OEM and ODM vendors and additional key OS and Hypervisor vendors enable support. In short, TXT will be virtually ubiquitously available at that time. Being TXT is a relatively new technology for servers and the uses are so fundamental to basic server and cloud security, it will have a life of at least 5 more years and will most likely survive long after that.