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Infineon unrolls trusted computing server software

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:trusted computing? management server? software suite? for central management? Trusted Platform Modules?

Infineon Technologies AG has announced the Trusted Computing Management Server (TCMS) software suite for central management of Trusted Platform Modules (TPM)-equipped PCs in enterprise environments.

The TCMS software suite can be bundled with Infineon's TPM Professional Package Software V3.5 for a complete hardware and software solution for enterprise professionals to safely protect their client data.

Heterogeneous use
The Infineon TCMS software enables enterprise customers to easily deploy and manage TPM-equipped PCs, enabling a fully "trusted computing" experience for the user. Targeting medium and large companies, this software suite allows enterprises to take full advantage of TPM-based security on a heterogeneous PC infrastructure, which enables central management of Microsoft Windows-based clients within the enterprise. The upgraded version of the TPM Professional Package software offers users the same user interface, despite the heterogeneous TPM hardware they may have on their PCs. Hardware can either be an Infineon TPM or a qualified 3rd party Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant TPM.

"HP has been a leader in TPM adoption by providing the HP Embedded Client Solution as a standard feature across many of our business desktop and notebook PCs," said Carolyn Bosco, worldwide security marketing manager for HP Business PCs. "The Infineon TCMS will now allow HP customers to seamlessly integrate and manage HP security solutions through their central IT management infrastructure."

Infineon track record
Microsoft is pleased to be working with Infineon to expand the offerings for Windows Server 2008 customers," said Ward Ralston, group technical product manager for Windows Server Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Our industry partners play an essential role in ensuring that our customers have the best technology foundation available and Infineon's TCMS software suite helps deliver valuable new functionality to our joint customers."

"Security continues to be a growing concern for professional PC users especially for notebook users," said Josef Kohn, product manager of Infineon Technologies North America. "As a leader in security and with over 15 years of security expertise, Infineon understands the importance of data security from a hardware and software perspective. With the new Professional Package Software supporting TCG-compliant TPM hardware and the TCMS as the central management solution, this will allow corporate customers to efficiently deploy and manage TPM based security applications."

According to a study of US market research company IDC, today more than 150 million notebooks and desktops are equipped with a Trusted Platform Module. IDC also anticipates the TPM market will increase to more than 250 million pieces shipped in the year 2010 alone. This equals an attach rate of more than 90 percent of all notebooks and desktops.

The Infineon TCMS software suite will be shipped in Q2 2008. The suite is currently being tested and piloted by various customers.

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