While security has always been a top priority, enterprise security has become especially crucial in today’s evolving IT and cloud computing technology landscapes.
Data today travels across unknown cloud environments, and mobile users roam outside the corporate firewall, which is why the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family and the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family provide new levels of hardware-based enterprise security capabilities. To bolster cloud and enterprise security and deliver secure transactions from the data center out, Intel® processor features include:
- Increased protection: Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) evaluates software component integrity and provides a hardware-based root of trust for enhanced security against malicious software attacks that occur before the virtual machine manager boots. Intel TXT also allows platform integrity status to be reported into management software, providing visibility and a powerful control point for managing the security of virtualized workloads.1
- Pervasive encryption: Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) strengthens data protection with built-in capabilities that dramatically reduce the security performance tax on your systems. New instructions enable fast, secure data decryption and encryption that are up to ten times faster than previous-generation software encryption technology.2, 3
- More secure virtualization: Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) enhances cloud infrastructure security by providing hardware-based isolation of virtualized workloads that are sharing a common set of hardware platform resources such as memory or I/O—giving the desired isolation of data and workloads.4