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Server Security Technologies: New Lines of Defense for IT

  1. 1. Data Center and Connected Systems Group:Server Security TechnologiesJames J Greene IIISr Product Marketing Engineer, Security TechnologiesAugust 2012 Intel Confidential
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  3. 3. Server Security TechnologiesAgendaSecurity trends and concernsIntel provides foundation for best secure processingMeeting the security challenge:Technologies and use models to mitigate pain pointsSummary
  4. 4. Server Security Technologies Security in the Enterprise Trends Security Concerns Growing for Datacenter and Cloud Trend: Shift in types of attack Platform as a target, not just software Stealth and control as objectivesTrend:Increased complianceconcerns, costs Trend: Datacenter Changes in architecturesUK Data Protection Act, FedRAMP,Payment Card Industry (PCI), etc. require new protectionsrequire security enforcement and Virtualization andcreate audit needs multi-tenancy 3rd party dependencies Blurred boundary
  5. 5. Server Security TechnologiesSecurity Concerns Limit Adoption of CloudBetter Security is Essential for Cloud Growth Gain visibility Maintain control Prove compliance IT Pro survey of key concerns: 57% 61% 55% Avoid putting workloads Say lack of visibility Lack of control over with compliance inhibiting private public cloud1 mandates in cloud1 cloud adoption1 1 McCann 2012 State of Cloud Security Global Survey, Feb 2012
  6. 6. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesIntel® Technologies: Server SecurityEstablishing the Foundation for More Secure Computing Isolate Enforce Encrypt Intel® VT and Intel® TXT Intel® AES-NI Intel® TXT Delivers built-inProtects VM isolation and Establishes “trusted” status encryption acceleration provides a more secure foundation for security policy- for better data platform launch based workload control protection Mf. VM1 VM2 Policy VM2 VM3 VM1 VMM VMM VMM Available in Intel® Xeon® E3, E5 and E7 Based Cisco UCS Servers
  7. 7. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesPain Point #1: IsolationIsolating Workloads on Shared Infrastructures is Critical Homeland Security’s Subcommittee Hearing: A major concern of Cloud Computing: What are shared infrastructure the Security Implications?1 Lack traditional guarantees of Multi-Tenant Solutions: physical separation The Pros, the Questions and Integration Concerns2 Multiple workloads may tamper or interact with each other Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing3 *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of othersSource 1: 2: 3:
  8. 8. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesA Fresh Look at Intel® VTHardware Provides Stronger Isolation of VMs Intel® Virtualization TechnologyTraditional serverVMM-based uses Intel® VT for IA- Intel® VT for 32 and Intel® 64 Directed I/OIsolation needed for: (Intel® VT-x) (Intel® VT-d) HW support for HW support forSeparation of development isolated execution isolated I/Oand production environmentsTechnology demonstrationsNew cloud security-related usesIsolation of workloads in VM1 VM2multi-tenant cloudMemory monitoring formalware detection VMMDevice isolation for protectionagainst DMA attacks
  9. 9. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesPain Point #2: EnforcementNew Controls Needed to Enforce Protection of Infrastructure Pre-runtime environment Mebromi: The First BIOS target of new Rootkit in the Wild1 attacks Protections abstracted away NIST Guidelines Seek by virtualization to Minimize Risk of BIOS attacks2 and cloud Low-level attacks US Dept of Homeland are hard to detect Security Cyber Security and can be Research & Development difficult to recover Broad Agency Announcement from (BAA): BAA 11-023 *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of othersSource 1: 2: 3:
  10. 10. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesIntel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)Hardens and Helps Control the Platform Trusted PoolsIntel® TXT: Control VMs based on platform trust to better protect dataEnables isolation andtamper detection inboot process Trusted LaunchComplements runtime Verified platform integrity reduces malware threatprotectionsHardware based trustprovides verification Internetuseful in complianceTrust status usable bysecurity and policyapplications to controlworkloads Compliance Hardware support for compliance reporting enhances auditability of cloud environment
  11. 11. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesPain Point #3: EncryptionGrowing Burden to Work With Encrypted Data Nevada Enacts Encryption Growing regulatory Law for Data demands to protect Transmission1 data physically or by encryption Data loss is a very Encrypt Now to Meet painful/expensive New Massachusetts problem for businesses Data Protection Law2 Cloud, with its dynamic, boundless and multi-tenant Louisiana Personal Information Data Privacy characteristics make Notification and Encryption data protection even Laws: more difficult SB 205 Act 4993 *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others1;jsessionid=3BR5SYATQOCOHQE1GHPCKHWATMY32JVN2,294698,sid14_gci1346761,00.html3
  12. 12. Isolate Enforce EncryptServer Security TechnologiesData Protection with Intel® AES-NIEfficient Ways to Use Encryption for Data Protection Data at RestIntel® AES-NI: Full disk encryption software protects data while saving to diskSpecial math functions Data in Motionbuilt in the processor Secure transactions used pervasively in ecommerce,accelerate processing banking, etc.of crypto algorithmslike AES Internet Intranet• Includes 7 new instructionsMakes enabledencryption softwarefaster and stronger Data in Process Most enterprise and cloud applications offer encryption options to secure information and protect confidentiality
  13. 13. Server Security TechnologiesSummary: Intel® Helps Protect Your BusinessEnhance your infrastructure with Intel ® Xeon® Processor-based Cisco UCS systems Intel® VT VM1 VM2 Isolate Protect system from tampering and segregate VMM workloads on shared resources VM2 VM3 Enforce Intel® TXT VM1 Control over virtualized environments with VMM VMM better visibility into system integrity Intel® AES-NI Encrypt Provide better protection of data in flight, in use and at rest Leading Use Models Growing Ecosystem