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Wave Systems Corp.






Network Security: How to Defend an Infinitely Expanding Frontier


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From Youtube's "Wave Systems" channel

Featuring Mr. Sprague, "Leveraging Hardware Security in 350 Million Platforms" gives viewers a brief overview of Trusted Computing, from the history behind the TCG, to an introduction of both the TPM and SED as embedded forms of hardware security, designed by the security and PC industry to counter the vulnerabilities of software security

The second video, "Trusted Computing: Establishing Device Identity" evaluates how TPMs act as the foundation for device identity, ensuring that only known machines are allowed network access. The TPM is a highly secure "container" for user and device keys, providing device identity much the same way as a SIM chip does on mobile phone networks.

The third video in the series, "Trusted Computing: Employing Hardware Encryption" introduces viewers to hardware-based disk encryption. Mr. Sprague addresses the impact of new legislation mandating encryption and points to performance differences between software and hardware full-disk encryption (FDE), along with deployment considerations.

In Trusted Computing: "Considerations for Deploying in the Enterprise" Wave Systems' President and CEO Steven Sprague argues that, for as powerful as Trusted Computing security is, to extract its true value, IT must have and use the right management tools. By turning on and managing the Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) on employee PCs, IT can add greater security to organizations' virtual private networks. With self-encrypting drives (SEDs), management software is needed to configure each drive, set security policies and perform event logging to prove encryption was turned on should a laptop become lost or stolen.

In "Trusted Computing: Deploying in a Mixed Environment" Mr. Sprague addresses a common question: How should we proceed when Trusted Computing security isn't on every PC in our enterprise?" Keys and certificates should be stored in TPMs wherever possible and selecting an SED should become standard practice for all new PC purchases. In the meantime, IT should evaluate the best transitional approaches, including deployment of Microsoft BitLocker to encrypt data.

There is a long history of the government becoming a first adopter and advocate for technology that serves the greater public good. Look no farther than the development of the Internet as proof. In "Trusted Computing: Government Adoption" Mr. Sprague illustrates how the government is again playing a leadership role, as evidenced by the Department of Defense mandate to include TPMs on all new laptops.

In the series finale "Trusted Computing: What the Future Looks Like" Mr. Sprague cites precedents of how the industry's decision to embed technology transformed the way we compute. Ethernet transformed networking; USB forever changed the perception of peripherals. The infrastructure is in place for the TPM to act as the subscriber management system for all Cloud and Web-based services.

Trusted Computing: Considerations for Managing Hardware Encryption

ERAS for Bitlocker V2

Wave for Microsoft Direct Access Product Demonstration:
Tying a Trusted Platform Module to OpenID

From Youtube's "Trusted Computing" channel

NSA Tusted Computing Conference, September 2010
Dr.Michael Willett talks about the current and future adoption of trusted computing technologies

NSA Tusted Computing Conference, September 2010
Dr. Robert Thibadeau on Device Authentication

NSA's first Trusted Computing Conference and Exposition (25:00)


Wave Systems has partnered with leading drive manufacturers Fujitsu, Samsung Semiconductor, Seagate Technology and Toshiba to offer the easiest-to-use and most
secure self-encrypting drive (SED) solutions available. These industry-standard, OPAL compliant SEDs protect data where it lives - on the hard drive, by taking advantage of its
closed environment to isolate data storage for stronger protection.

Further, Wave's support for leading Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vendors allows organizations to leverage the hardware root-of-trust in some 300 million installed TPMs
for both strong multi-factor user and machine authentication. Data security begins with knowing who and what are logged onto the network.

Wave's EMBASSY® Security Center:
A client application that enables extended security features and provides local management for both SEDs and TPMs. Initialization, pre-boot access control and
password management are just a few of the features available. Since Security Center ships factory installed from leading PC vendors, small and medium businesses can easily add hardware-based encryption and authentication out of the box.

Enterprise Management:
For a distributed network of SEDs and TPMs, Wave's EMBASSY® Remote Administration Server (ERAS) provides robust policy management of users, credentials and access rights from one central location. Through native integration with existing directory structures and policy distribution mechanisms, assigning users and policies can be performed within the directory framework - dramatically simplifying deployment.

Wave Systems Corp. will be providing a hands-on demonstration of its industry leading client and server solutions for self-encrypting drives and Trusted Platform Modules. The
TCG demonstration will cover centralized management of OPAL compliant self-encrypting drives including pre-boot access policies, password recovery and compliance reporting.Remote enablement, ownership and management of TPMs will also be highlighted.

The participant will experience:

• Enterprise SED initialization, management and advanced user authentication
• Drive password recovery
• TPM management through remote console


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Wave Systems Corp. ( ) is playing a significant role in the new paradigm of hardware security for esktop computers that uses hardware chips to better integrate security within the new software security structure that Microsoft is building in cooperation with the Hardware promoters in the TCG.

Wave's current utility software is for protecting keys. Wave has spent the last 15 years building designs for better hardware to protect applets. It will play a significant role over the next decade in improving global network security, evolving solutions to the center and the edge of the network. This will provide easier use of PKI, authentication, attestation, digital signing, password protection and a myriad of web services. These services cannot be developed without the interoperable trusted technologies combining hardware and software security which Wave Systems has been developing since 1988.

Wave Systems Corp. is building the infrastructure and services to enable the deployment and management of trusted computing platforms. The services and infrastructure are designed to be flexible and deliver solutions within the framework of such industry initiatives as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) ( ) and other security initiatives recently launched by Intel and Microsoft.

The TCG will develop and promote open industry standard specifications for trusted computing hardware building blocks and software interfaces across multiple platforms, including PC's, servers, PDA's, and digital phones. This will enable more secure data storage, online business practices, and online commerce transactions while protecting privacy and individual rights.


Intel TPM Implementation: click desktop boards click value added software click Embassy Trust Suite note it is positioned highly in the list of bundled software


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WAVX News: Micron Technology and Wave Systems Collaborate to Secure Connected Devices Against Emerging Threats 04/15/2014 05:00:00 AM
WAVX News: Wave Appoints John Fitzgerald as North American CTO 04/14/2014 08:28:00 AM
WAVX News: Wave Appoints New CFO, Announces Additional Executive Moves 04/01/2014 08:29:00 AM
WAVX News: Wave Trims Full Year 2013 Net Loss on Revenues of $24.4M 03/13/2014 04:02:00 PM
WAVX News: Wave Announces Comprehensive Management for Kingston's KC300 Opal SSD Drives 03/11/2014 08:25:00 AM
#236454  Sticky Note Awesome find: Lenovo and Wave Systems! barge 04/02/14 10:29:47 PM
#234517  Sticky Note The cost to investors since 24-March, 2000: player1234 10/14/13 08:18:38 AM
#222556   Folks It's perfectly reasonable to talk about corporations taking Weby 02/24/12 05:45:13 PM
#222554   oknpv - the list is a lot longer cartoon 02/24/12 05:34:39 PM
#222553   Dabears, a very good question! rwk 02/24/12 05:33:03 PM
#222552   cliff, the following line in your post should samk 02/24/12 05:22:58 PM
#222551   unix, Hope this helps: wavedreamer 02/24/12 05:15:17 PM
#222550   Thanks awk! samk 02/24/12 05:03:41 PM
#222549   awk....Last week there appeared on synnex what looks oknpv 02/24/12 05:01:37 PM
#222548   Another 2.07 day, unixguy 02/24/12 04:58:41 PM
#222547   samk: TrustZone (EMBASSY) awk 02/24/12 04:53:15 PM
#222546   awk - could you please shed some light samk 02/24/12 04:50:59 PM
#222545   Weby, Wonder what happens when the MicroSoft marketing machine wavedreamer 02/24/12 04:48:47 PM
#222544   awk, while Weby remarked on the reference to cliffdweller 02/24/12 04:46:59 PM
#222543   The legacy TPMs before Windows 8 ... awk 02/24/12 04:23:03 PM
#222542   It was unix that kindly focussed our attention Yeaiknow 02/24/12 04:09:53 PM
#222541   Price @ 4:06 adjida 02/24/12 04:06:01 PM
#222540   Dear Webs, weets 02/24/12 03:57:45 PM
#222539   Dabears Exactly, I'd just add that I don't think Weby 02/24/12 03:54:01 PM
#222538   Does Wave have any patent to protect "Wave Donald Duck 02/24/12 03:51:29 PM
#222537   Another Down Day bacc 02/24/12 03:49:57 PM
#222536   Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29 Countryboy 02/24/12 03:48:33 PM
#222535   Why so many posts on the Microsoft PR Dabears4 02/24/12 02:44:40 PM
#222534   jermart, how do you know rwk 02/24/12 02:35:10 PM
#222533   WAVE's pipeline samk 02/24/12 02:28:45 PM
#222531   Any thing to back that up or are jermart 02/24/12 02:01:41 PM
#222530   Yet. brant_point 02/24/12 01:51:50 PM
#222528   Large Bid at $2.11 waveytrain 02/24/12 01:41:56 PM
#222527   73k share purchase and the price ticks down. Unbelievable. Mighunter 02/24/12 01:30:11 PM
#222526   You were told, but you couldn't accept the 24601 02/24/12 01:20:35 PM
#222523   jermart, its hard to tell what is a rwk 02/24/12 01:15:08 PM
#222522   titlewave, The thought crossed my mind so I mundo 02/24/12 01:14:15 PM
#222521   So all this time wasted about MS 8 jermart 02/24/12 01:12:29 PM
#222520   So why are we spending so much time jermart 02/24/12 01:06:20 PM
#222519   Microsoft has never included Wave software in any jermart 02/24/12 01:02:45 PM
#222518   Nobody ever said MSFT did. rwk 02/24/12 01:00:10 PM
#222517   Thank you Countryboy, Wave is certainly ready after mundo 02/24/12 12:57:48 PM
#222516   Nice healthy sum on the bid at $2.11 Dory 02/24/12 12:56:34 PM
#222515   Dory - agree. Windows should have more flexibility. samk 02/24/12 12:55:57 PM
#222514   Microsoft has never included Wave software in any jermart 02/24/12 12:41:29 PM
#222513   PKI, Tpm's & ARM's trustzone... in order for weets 02/24/12 12:26:54 PM
#222512   New Wave, waveduke 02/24/12 12:25:18 PM
#222511   Hi title, aleajactaest 02/24/12 12:18:15 PM
#222510   "Hoping"... Yep, been doing that for many years and Vader 02/24/12 12:15:45 PM
#222509   Titlewave, I don't see MS bundling WEM to Dory 02/24/12 12:15:03 PM
#222508   If Microsoft bundles Wem for a fee of titlewave 02/24/12 12:03:30 PM
#222507   Dear New Wave, weets 02/24/12 12:00:43 PM
#222506   weets, yes it would be nice if Charney New Wave 02/24/12 11:53:59 AM
#222505   Most of Waves pr's over the years have titlewave 02/24/12 11:46:55 AM
#222504   Maybe here from Wave blog: weets 02/24/12 11:45:56 AM
#222503   Today's news is encouraging and corroborates some of New Wave 02/24/12 11:42:20 AM
#222502   WAVX Jul 21 2012 2.5 Call waveway 02/24/12 11:39:55 AM