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Infineon, PGP work on data security

Posted: 28 Apr 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:enterprise data protection  security solutions  software  desktop encryption 

Infineon Technologies AG and PGP Corp., an enterprise data protection firm, have begun collaboration across a range of technical and business areas. The two companies will initially provide a combined solution to allow Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provisioning and management in conjunction with PGP Whole Disc Encryption.

"PGP is one of the strongest brands in the enterprise data protection market, and we are very pleased to be working together with PGP on future projects," said Paolo Cocchiglia, VP of ASIC design and security business unit of Infineon Technologies North America.

The PGP Encryption Platform and Infineon's Trusted Computing Management Server (TCMS) software are complementary robust and mature security solutions. The combined solution will enable enterprises to comprehensively manage their data protection systems with Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs). TPMs are security MCUs present in most enterprise-class PCs deployed today. Until the advent of TCMS, these TPMs could not be used effectively due to lack of centralised manageability.

PGP Whole Disc Encryption, one of the applications of the PGP Encryption Platform, uses a PC's integrated TPM chip to add a second authentication factor to a basic passphrase. Enterprise customers can now leverage the TCMS infrastructure to centrally provision, manage and back up TPM-based keys as a first step to a comprehensive deployment of desktop encryption. Together, Infineon's and PGP's products meet the most critical enterprise requirements of recovery, logging, provisioning and policy management.

Infineon's TPM Professional Package V3.5 is TPM-vendor-neutral. Infineon will supply client software for Intel's version 1.2 TPMs.

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