Introduction

While there are numerous papers and other forms of documentation on Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), most of them focus on helping the platform designer and operating system vendor (OSV) implement the technology on a hardware or software platform. There are, however, a small amount of engineering, marketing and positioning materials that focus on the outcome or the use of the technology that would be helpful to an IT professional. Often though, these materials are more objective than subjective. That is, they tell the designer or implementer what they can do, but not necessarily what they should do, or why they would want to select one option over another. In the practice of making real use of new technologies, this ...

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