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American Megatrends Adds TPM Support on Arm-based Systems Running Aptio® V UEFI Firmware

Wednesday: May 2, 2018

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce support for TPM on Arm®-based systems running AMI’s flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware.

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is defined in the TPM Main specification created by the Trusted Computing Group, which enables trust in computing platforms. TPM can be used to measure the code that will be executed (known as measured boot), authenticate and secure platforms using passwords, certificates, digital signatures and/or encryption keys. Incorporating TPM provides an extra layer of security to ensure that important information is not prone to outside software attacks and/or unauthorized updates.

Previously, AMI only provided TPM support for x86 platforms. With the growing need to extend TPM support for additional platforms, AMI has added TPM support for Arm-based systems currently running AMI's Aptio® V UEFI firmware. Users can expect the ability to better secure their systems and the information stored within them. The added TPM support for Arm-based systems includes features specifically for the Arm architecture such as TPM driver support within Arm® TrustZone® technology and Linux OS support. The Arm TrustZone TPM Firmware can be accessed by the BIOS and OS via the Command Response Buffer interface using Secure Monitor calls. Other generic features supported by TPM include cryptographic algorithms and measurement of SecureBoot variables.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

To learn more about the Trusted Computing Group and the Trusted Platform Module, please visit https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/trusted-platform-module-tpm-summary/.

Arm and Arm TrustZone are registered trademarks of Arm Limited or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

About AMI : Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

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