Enterprise

Enterprise firewalls

Protecting the enterprise

Firewalls and other security gateways protect the enterprise from external attacks. Because these firewalls must repel a continuous wave of increasingly sophisticated attacks, they need to have strong security that can withstand even zero-day attacks. Hardware security chips are designed for just such scenarios.

Enterprise servers

Serving the enterprise

Connected to the enterprise network are a multitude of servers providing email, databases, web sites, and other critical services. Whether these servers are located in a data center or distributed elsewhere, they handle the lifeblood of the organization – its data. Therefore, enterprise servers must be secured with strong and powerful hardware security. The OPTIGA™ TPM comes to the rescue again with its large set of standard commands, supported by all major operating systems.

Enterprise networks

Connecting the enterprise

Today, every organization has its own network known as the “enterprise network”. Switches and WiFi access points connect to routers, which shunt traffic between computers and out to the Internet. All these parts of the enterprise network must be securely managed and maintained to preserve secrets and prevent infections. The OPTIGA™ TPM handles these many security demands with grace.

Service Provider

Base stations and access points

The trusted edge

Cellular base stations and WiFi access points are the edge of the network for many service providers, trusted to send sensitive traffic to and from customer equipment. However, these devices are out in the field and therefore exposed to not only network attacks but even physical attacks. Tamper resistance is therefore especially important for such systems. And only hardware security can provide such resistance.

Core routers

Superhighways of the internet

Network service providers operate the core routers that form the backbone of the Internet, rapidly shuttling IP packets from one network to another. These routers cannot be allowed to fail as the reliable functioning of the Internet depends on them. In a world of sophisticated cyberattacks, they need the strongest security: hardware security.

Cloud

Uninterruptible power supply

Keep the juice on

Without electrical power, the cloud crashes fast and hard. That’s why clouds rely on Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to keep everything running. But today’s UPS cores and batteries incorporate multiple levels of processors, primitive operating systems, and internal connectivity to manage power. Attackers are learning how to infect and shut down these systems. Building in hardware security can prevent such attacks.

Cloud servers

Flexible but risky

Cloud servers and software have driven amazing gains in speech recognition, language translation, and other artificial intelligence services. However, they typically remain vulnerable to hypervisor attacks, firmware malware, and other attacks that are undetectable from a virtual machine. Only hardware security can provide true confidence in the security of an operating environment.

Cloud networks

Fabrics and other cloud networks

Cloud fabrics and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) address the need for flexible, high-performance connectivity within the cloud. However, they are subject to the same attacks on virtualized environments that can subvert the integrity of the cloud. By using a hardware security chip to underlay these virtual environments, one can gain confidence in the security of crucial cryptographic keys and software.