Sunday, April 24, 2005

Broadcom Integrates Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 in GigE Controllers

Broadcom has integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 functionality into its latest NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controllers. TPM, a security standard created by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for a hardware-based secure computing environment, provides a more secure environment based on a trusted root protected in hardware. Integrating TPM security into NetXtreme GbE controller chips enables PC OEMs to offer this security as a standard feature on all enterprise client personal computers. Two versions of the GbE controller are currently in production.

Broadcom said platforms with TPM 1.2 hardware will be ready for enhanced security functionality in Microsoft forthcoming "Longhorn" OS due in late 2006.