RSA 2019: Intel and Partner Ecosystem Offer New Silicon-Enabled Security Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Intel along with customers and industry partners announced
several solutions designed to scale and accelerate the adoption of
hardware-enabled security across data center, cloud, network and edge.
From OEMs to cloud service providers (CSPs) and independent software
vendors (ISVs), Intel continues to help lead the industry and advance
security tools and resources that help improve the security and privacy
of application processing in the cloud, provide platform-level threat
detection and shrink the attack surface.

Hardware-based security technologies are a top priority for cloud
providers aiming to address enterprise scaling challenges. Trusted
execution technologies such as Intel SGX are now readily available in a
wide range of platforms helping to fuel innovation in the digital
security ecosystem and further assist in implementation roll-out.”

Dimitrios Pavlakis, industry analyst, ABI Research.

Intel SGX for the Data Center

Helping protect customer data in the cloud is a top priority for cloud
service providers. Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) was
designed to help create more secure environments without having to trust
the integrity of all the layers of the system. The technology isolates
specific application code and data to run in private regions of memory,
or enclaves. Intel SGX is currently used by top cloud providers,
including Alibaba
*, Baidu*,
Cloud Data Guard
* and Microsoft
* for various projects to help protect customer data at
runtime. Today, Intel announced new products and ecosystem solutions
that enable Intel SGX to be used even more broadly in the data center.

Scaling Intel SGX for the Cloud: Intel introduced the Intel
SGX Card
, a new way to help extend application memory protections
using Intel SGX in existing data center infrastructure. Though Intel SGX
technology will be available on future multi-socket Intel® Xeon®
Scalable processors, there is pressing demand for its security benefits
in this space today. Intel is accelerating deployment of Intel SGX
technology for the vast majority of cloud servers deployed today with
the Intel SGX Card. Additional benefits offer access to larger,
non-enclave memory spaces, and some additional side-channel protections
when compartmentalizing sensitive data to a separate processor and
associated cache. Availability is targeted for later this year.

To enable cloud adoption of Intel SGX at scale, Intel and industry
partners are also introducing new tools and capabilities that enhance
operational control, simplify development and support emerging workloads.

Operational Control: Intel is delivering a new capability called flexible
launch control
that enables a company’s data center operations to
set and manage their own unique security policies for launching enclaves
as well as providing controlled access to sensitive platform
identification information. This capability is currently available on
Intel SGX-enabled Intel® Xeon® E Processors and some Intel NUC’s.

New Developer Tools: Fortanix*
launched its Enclave Development Platform* (EDP), the open-source
software development kit (SDK) that uses the state-of-the-art security
properties of the Rust programming language and Intel SGX to deliver a
more secure application development platform. Developers can build
enclaves with Rust to help improve protection from development
vulnerabilities and outsider attacks. The Fortanix EDP is fully
integrated with the Rust compiler allowing developers to immediately
build, sell or distribute the secure applications they create.

Scale For Emerging Workloads: Baidu
announced a preview of its Intel SGX-enabled MesaTEE* that delivers
artificial intelligence algorithm protection for cloud and edge
computing devices.

Advancing Threat Detection

Intel is helping lead the industry with hardware-enhanced security
technology by delivering new capabilities to Intel® Threat Detection
Technology (Intel® TDT), a set of silicon-level capabilities that helps
detect classes of threats. First
introduced last year
and deployed across 50 million enterprise
clients, Intel TDT is experiencing broad adoption and expanding platform
support to Linux and virtual machines.

Intel Threat Detection Technology Evolves: Intel is expanding
Intel TDT capabilities in 2019 to include support for Linux on servers
in virtualized data center and cloud environments. Intel TDT combines
platform-level telemetry infrastructure and machine learning models to
detect targeted attacks. Detection alerts based on the heuristics are
sent to the security service provider (ISV) for remediation. Integration
of the Intel TDT stack into the existing
ISV solutions results in improved performance and lower incidences of
false positives
. At RSA Conference, Intel will demonstrate Intel TDT
on Linux using Intel-developed heuristics to detect unauthorized
execution of specific cryptomining workloads.

SentinelOne: SentinelOne* (S1) is the first licensee to have
adapted Intel TDT’s accelerated memory scanning (AMS) technology for
detection of cryptomining. With Intel TDT, S1’s customers running
Windows will enjoy up to 10-times faster pre-execution scanning and
4-times faster detection with immediate roll back of uncovered threats.1

Shrinking the Attack Surface

Intel’s security open-source initiatives and community partners are
equipping the ecosystem with tools to help reduce the attack surface in
platforms and products before they are deployed at scale.

Device Design: Intel is announcing Host-based
Firmware Analyzer
, a new tool for the TianoCore* open-source
firmware community. Intel is applying best practices used by software
developers and helping lead the industry in delivering a framework that
automates the testing of firmware components prior to system
integration. The Host-based Firmware Analyzer allows developers to run
open-source advanced tools, such as fuzz testing, symbolic execution and
address sanitizers in an OS environment. This tool is targeted for
availability in the first half of this year.

Secure Device Onboarding: For secure device provisioning and
management of internet of things (IoT) devices before they are activated
on corporate networks, Mocana*
announced full integration of Mocana TrustCenter™ with the Intel® Secure
Device Onboard service. This solution reduces the burden on OEMs to
pre-load customer specific credentials in the supply chain and delivers
a model where cloud selection and configuration happen dynamically when
first powered on.

Defending Firmware: Intel and Eclypsium*
announced a collaboration that helps organizations manage the entire
hardware and firmware attack surface for threats. The Eclypsium
, now generally available, extends Intel’s secure foundation
by analyzing the system configuration and ensuring the latest firmware
is deployed.

Scaling Enterprise Endpoint Protection: Qnext*
announced integration of IntelSGX in remote access of its
sharing and collaboration platform FileFlex*. Intel SGX helps improve
FileFlex Enterprise security for Microsoft Office 365 users when
accessing files and folders from source locations at the edge of the

Where to See Intel at 2019 RSA

Next week at RSA
, Intel will be joined by industry customers and partners
in demonstrating the latest security solutions services. Visit Intel at
Booth 6173 for hands-on demonstrations and more information.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping
the data-centric future with computing and communications technology
that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s
engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges
as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the
infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the
network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information
about Intel at

1 Independent benchmark testing from Passmark Software

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Leigh Rosenwald
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