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Introduction to Trust and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from very simple beginnings.

—Robert Collier

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) is a technology that uses enhanced processor architecture, special hardware, and associated firmware that enable certain Intel processors to provide the basis for many new innovations in secure computing. It is especially well suited for cloud computing and other uses where data integrity is paramount. Its primary goal is to establish an environment ...

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