Phoenix SecureCore

The flagship core systems software (BIOS) product targeted at servers, notebooks, desktop and embedded devices requiring a feature-rich environment. It includes full support for next generation chipset technologies that take advantage of features such as hardware virtualization, remote management, and security. The single SecureCore code base supports UEFI, Intel Framework, and legacy style drivers, for maximum flexibility and ease of integration. SecureCore is built upon the established foundation of TrustedCore, and takes it to the next level.


Key Features and Benefits


    Next generation silicon support: Phoenix SecureCore supports next generation silicon technologies such as hardware virtualization, iAMT (Advanced Management Technology), and TXT (Trusted Execution Technology). It is the most flexible BIOS code base available, with support for current and next generation industry standards from a single code base.


    Legacy and Standards Compliant: Phoenix SecureCore supports the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI 2.0, 2.1), Platform Initialization Working Group (PIWG) PI 1.0 specifications, Intel Framework, as well as legacy style drivers – and all from a single code base. This allows developers to leverage existing tools and libraries, further maximizing development investments and speeding time to market.


    Security: Phoenix SecureCore includes StrongROM, an embedded cryptographic engine, which allows authentication of the firmware itself. StrongROM can alternatively complement a TPM 1.2 chip in a system to further enhance device security. Phoenix SecureCore provides a secure root of trust that can authenticate operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows Vista. It also provides for multi-factor biometric authentication to verify the identity of a user prior to any operating system being loaded.


    Intel® vPro™ Technology Support: Phoenix SecureCore supports supports Intel® vPro™ Technology which allows IT departments to multiply their ability to manage, inventory, diagnose, and repair PCs in efficient, remote, and streamlined ways. Support of the following Intel® vPro™ Technology including: Intel® AMT 3.0, Intel® VT, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), Virtual Appliance (VA) 2.6.


    AMD's Torrenza Open Platform Initiative Support: Phoenix SecureCore supports Torrenza, AMD's Open Platform Initiative fostering flexibility, reliability, versatility, and security through comprehensive support of industry open standards. With robust development and debugging tools such as CoreArchitect 2, it supports AMD Torrenza, an open platform socket upgrade architecture based on HyperTransport™.


    Secure Desktop and Embedded Systems: Support for successful Torrenza implementation including: Multi-Processors , Multi-Core CPU , PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) , PCIe (PCI Express) , AMD HyperTransport™ technology , IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) , Remote Management ,Chipsets that support AMD HyperTransport™, AMD , nVidia , Server Works, AMD 64-bit CPUs including AMD Opteron.