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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 5

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Raising Visibility for Trust: The Role of Attestation

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

—John Adams

Up to this point, our book has discussed the platform requirements and implementation mechanics for Intel TXT as a function of setting up the server infrastructure. This chapter will now turn to look at the critical capability of how to collect platform trust information for use in more far-reaching operational use models. As the previous chapter mentioned briefly, the capability that makes this happen is

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