AMI Announces New Module for Aptio V UEFI Firmware Compatible with NIST SP 800 – 88 / DoD 5220.22-M Data Sanitation Guidelines

Aug 17, 2018 | AMI in the News

NORCROSS, GEORGIA – AMI, a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce a new module for its flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware that is compatible with the NIST SP 800-88 “Guidelines for Media Sanitization” and DoD 5220.22-M “Data Clearing and Sanitization.”

With growing concerns over data theft, proper media sanitization is a necessity for organizations to protect sensitive data from leaking to unauthorized parties. The NIST 800-88 and DOD 5220.22-M guidelines offer thorough guidelines towards safe data disposal to assist organizations with this critical task.

In its Special Publication 800-88, NIST outlines fundamental standards and procedures for information disposal and media sanitization. In compliance with this publication, this new Aptio V module from AMI will utilize Secure Erase functionality built into media drives as well as follow procedures outlined in the NIST special publications.

For more information about the NIST 800-88 and DoD 5220.22-M guidelines and how they are incorporated in this new module in Aptio V UEFI Firmware from AMI, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-828-9264 or visit

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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