AMI Collaborates on New NIST Interagency Report 8320A on Hardware-Enabled Security in Multi-Tenant Cloud Environments

AMI Collaborates on New NIST Interagency Report 8320A on Hardware-Enabled Security in Multi-Tenant Cloud Environments

Dec 9, 2020 | Press Release

DULUTH, GEORGIA – AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world’s connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in the recently released NIST® Interagency Report publication 8320A entitled “Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype” in collaboration with the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Intel® Corporation and Scarfone Cybersecurity.

This Interagency Report outlines hardware-enabled security techniques and technologies for safeguarding and improving container deployments in multi-tenant cloud environments. It also describes a proof-of-concept implementation of this approach using the AMI TruE® Platform Security Solution from AMI. This proof-of-concept is intended to be a blueprint or template for the general security community to follow in data center and enterprise cloud environments. The publication is targeted towards security professionals, system administrators and other information technology (IT) professionals for cloud service providers along with hardware, firmware, and software developers and is now available on the NIST and National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) websites at the following locations:

https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/nistir/8320a/draft

https://csrc.nist.gov/news/2020/draft-nistir-8320a-safeguarding-containers

https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/trusted-cloud

https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/news/announcements

Stefano Righi, Vice President of Global Software, Security Engineering & Services at AMI, commented that “As platforms operating in data center and enterprise environments become more complex and more onboard components require their own firmware, the need to verify and secure platform firmware and software has never been more important. And with security threats becoming more widespread at the firmware level, cloud providers must be able to ensure the integrity of platform firmware from installation and bootup to ensure their tenants’ security concerns are satisfied. Both cloud providers and tenants require assurance that all platforms in the data center are secure, and this Interagency Report document outlines a simple and effective hardware-enabled security solution with AMI TruE to do so.”

“To meet the growing need for firmware-level security, the AMI TruE Platform Security Solution from AMI delivers holistic datacenter security solutions using Intel® Security Technologies and Intel® Security Libraries for Data Centers to provide a true trusted environment for cloud execution in the enterprise and data center,” said Joseprabu Inbaraj, Senior Director of Marketing at AMI. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to collaborate with security thought leaders once again to develop a prototype approach using AMI TruE that will help meet this expanding threat and we look forward to see how the industry will adopt it going forward.”

For more information on the AMI TruE Platform Security Solution, please contact AMI via ami.com/contact or call 1-800-828-9264 to speak with an AMI Security Solutions Expert.

About NCCoE
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology addresses businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based solutions using commercially available technologies. The NCCoE collaborates with experts from industry, government and academia to build modular, open, end-to-end reference designs that are broadly applicable and repeatable.

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About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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