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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters by James Greene, William Futral

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CHAPTER 2

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Fundamental Principles of Intel® TXT

The first step to more secure computing is improved hardware. So before we discuss how to use the technology, let’s define what constitutes an Intel® TXT–capable platform and the underlying principles behind the technology. We will take a look at the unique components, how they work together, and what they do to produce a more secure environment.

What You Need: Definition of an Intel® TXT–Capable System

Intel TXT relies on a set of enhanced hardware, software, and firmware components designed to protect sensitive information from software-based attacks. These components are illustrated in Figure ...

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