Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service

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Today, Microsoft announced a new framework that enables businesses to adopt blockchain technology for increased enterprise privacy and security, and named Intel as a key hardware and software development partner. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft, Intel and other blockchain technology leaders will build a new enterprise-targeted blockchain framework – called the Coco Framework – that integrates Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) to deliver improved transaction speed, scale and data confidentiality to enterprises. This first-of-its-kind innovation accelerates the enterprise readiness of blockchain technology, allowing developers to create flexible and more secure enterprise blockchain applications that can be easily managed by businesses.

Rick Echevarria Blog: Collaborating with Microsoft to Strengthen Enterprise Blockchains

Blockchain is a digital record-keeping system where digital transactions are executed, validated and recorded chronologically and publicly. Because it’s decentralized and transparent, it increases the efficiency and security of financial transactions – and does so at a significantly lower cost than traditional ledgers. The technology can be used for everything from simple file sharing to complex global payment processing and has the potential to transform the way companies operate.

Intel, Microsoft and other blockchain technology leaders are working together to deliver security-enhanced, scalable capabilities in blockchain services. The Coco Framework uses Intel SGX to add new levels of privacy and confidentiality to blockchain transactions. Intel SGX is a hardware-based security technology that can help improve blockchain solutions by providing a trusted execution environment that isolates key portions of a blockchain program. Intel SGX consists of a set of CPU instructions and platform enhancements that create private areas in the CPU and memory that can protect code and data during execution. Intel SGX helps the Coco Framework provide confidential data and accelerated transaction throughput. The data confidentiality is achieved by encrypting sensitive blockchain data until it is opened in an Intel SGX enclave by a permitted program. The accelerated throughput is achieved by isolating the transaction verification process to speed network consensus.

Intel is an active participant in the blockchain revolution, participating in developing standards, actively contributing technology and providing expert insight. Intel is actively engaged with industry leaders to improve performance, reliability and scalability of blockchain technologies.

Intel® Xeon processors provide unique capabilities that can improve the privacy, security and scalability of distributed ledger networks. For example, the recently-announced Intel® Xeon Scalable processors include a range of hardware-based trust, key protection and crypto-acceleration features that increase blockchain security and performance.

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Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service

blockchain-2x1
» Click to view full infographic

Today, Microsoft announced a new framework that enables businesses to adopt blockchain technology for increased enterprise privacy and security, and named Intel as a key hardware and software development partner. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft, Intel and other blockchain technology leaders will build a new enterprise-targeted blockchain framework – called the Coco Framework – that integrates Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) to deliver improved transaction speed, scale and data confidentiality to enterprises. This first-of-its-kind innovation accelerates the enterprise readiness of blockchain technology, allowing developers to create flexible and more secure enterprise blockchain applications that can be easily managed by businesses.

Rick Echevarria Blog: Collaborating with Microsoft to Strengthen Enterprise Blockchains

Blockchain is a digital record-keeping system where digital transactions are executed, validated and recorded chronologically and publicly. Because it’s decentralized and transparent, it increases the efficiency and security of financial transactions – and does so at a significantly lower cost than traditional ledgers. The technology can be used for everything from simple file sharing to complex global payment processing and has the potential to transform the way companies operate.

Intel, Microsoft and other blockchain technology leaders are working together to deliver security-enhanced, scalable capabilities in blockchain services. The Coco Framework uses Intel SGX to add new levels of privacy and confidentiality to blockchain transactions. Intel SGX is a hardware-based security technology that can help improve blockchain solutions by providing a trusted execution environment that isolates key portions of a blockchain program. Intel SGX consists of a set of CPU instructions and platform enhancements that create private areas in the CPU and memory that can protect code and data during execution. Intel SGX helps the Coco Framework provide confidential data and accelerated transaction throughput. The data confidentiality is achieved by encrypting sensitive blockchain data until it is opened in an Intel SGX enclave by a permitted program. The accelerated throughput is achieved by isolating the transaction verification process to speed network consensus.

Intel is an active participant in the blockchain revolution, participating in developing standards, actively contributing technology and providing expert insight. Intel is actively engaged with industry leaders to improve performance, reliability and scalability of blockchain technologies.

Intel® Xeon processors provide unique capabilities that can improve the privacy, security and scalability of distributed ledger networks. For example, the recently-announced Intel® Xeon Scalable processors include a range of hardware-based trust, key protection and crypto-acceleration features that increase blockchain security and performance.

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Intel and NeuLion Bring Secure, 4K UHD Sports Streaming to Computers

As new media technologies evolve and consumer demand for higher quality video grows, 4K resolution of live sports and movies will bring amazing new experiences to computers. Using some of the most advanced technology available on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), Intel and NeuLion will enable the secure delivery and playback of live and on-demand 4K UHD sports content on computers.

Computers continue to be one of the most popular options to view online content on. The integration of Intel SGX into the NeuLion® Digital Platform will enable customers to securely stream their 4K UHD content to consumers who have 4K-capable, Intel-powered computers with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. In addition to delivering content to the end user, the NeuLion Digital Platform enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for customers who own premium content including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others.

The streaming of 4K content requires a high level of security, and this collaboration is an example of how Intel SGX enables a simpler and more secure experience for customers. Intel SGX is a set of CPU instructions for computers that supports many security use cases including authentication, trusted transactions and media security.

“Driving the distribution of 4K resolution of live sports and movies to computers will fuel a huge demand for data in the cloud, and also accelerate access to high-quality video to a broader market of consumers,” said Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group (SSG) at Intel Corporation. “We are very pleased that Intel® Software Guard Extensions will enable NeuLion to serve this demand – and ensure the secure delivery of 4K on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.”

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Intel and NeuLion Bring Secure, 4K UHD Sports Streaming to Computers

As new media technologies evolve and consumer demand for higher quality video grows, 4K resolution of live sports and movies will bring amazing new experiences to computers. Using some of the most advanced technology available on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), Intel and NeuLion will enable the secure delivery and playback of live and on-demand 4K UHD sports content on computers.

Computers continue to be one of the most popular options to view online content on. The integration of Intel SGX into the NeuLion® Digital Platform will enable customers to securely stream their 4K UHD content to consumers who have 4K-capable, Intel-powered computers with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. In addition to delivering content to the end user, the NeuLion Digital Platform enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for customers who own premium content including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others.

The streaming of 4K content requires a high level of security, and this collaboration is an example of how Intel SGX enables a simpler and more secure experience for customers. Intel SGX is a set of CPU instructions for computers that supports many security use cases including authentication, trusted transactions and media security.

“Driving the distribution of 4K resolution of live sports and movies to computers will fuel a huge demand for data in the cloud, and also accelerate access to high-quality video to a broader market of consumers,” said Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group (SSG) at Intel Corporation. “We are very pleased that Intel® Software Guard Extensions will enable NeuLion to serve this demand – and ensure the secure delivery of 4K on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.”

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Intel Unveils Data Center Security Strategy at 2017 RSA Conference

security-2x1Today at the 2017 RSA Conference, Intel unveiled additional components of its strategy for securing the data center.

In a presentation titled “Protecting Cryptographic Applications with Intel® Software Guard Extensions,” Simon Johnson, SGX program architect at Intel, presented the reasons why an effective security strategy is built on a foundation of trust rooted in hardware, and why it requires technologies that protect the data through all of its phases: at-rest, in-flight and in-use.

Press Kit: Intel at 2017 RSA

In the presentation, Intel announced its industry-leading cryptographic isolation technology is now available for data center usages. Deploying Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to the data center allows application developers to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification. A blog, “Intel® Software Guard Extensions Now Available for the Data Center,” highlights Intel’s hardware-based security technologies.

Intel® SGX in the data center provides the foundation for initial usages, such as protected TLS keystore management. Intel® SGX is available today on the Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 platform, targeting entry-level servers and security appliances. Intel will work with ecosystem partners for continued proof-of-concept and development work for future data center platforms and solutions like encrypted database operations, trusted big data computing, NFV and secure monitoring, Blockchain and other important data center security usages that provide hardware-enhanced protection on data while it is in use.

Intel® SGX consists of a set of CPU instructions and platform enhancements that enable applications to create private areas within which code and associated data can be protected from compromise during execution. More information about Intel® SGX is available at the Intel® SGX page.

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Intel Unveils Data Center Security Strategy at 2017 RSA Conference

security-2x1Today at the 2017 RSA Conference, Intel unveiled additional components of its strategy for securing the data center.

In a presentation titled “Protecting Cryptographic Applications with Intel® Software Guard Extensions,” Simon Johnson, SGX program architect at Intel, presented the reasons why an effective security strategy is built on a foundation of trust rooted in hardware, and why it requires technologies that protect the data through all of its phases: at-rest, in-flight and in-use.

Press Kit: Intel at 2017 RSA

In the presentation, Intel announced its industry-leading cryptographic isolation technology is now available for data center usages. Deploying Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to the data center allows application developers to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification. A blog, “Intel® Software Guard Extensions Now Available for the Data Center,” highlights Intel’s hardware-based security technologies.

Intel® SGX in the data center provides the foundation for initial usages, such as protected TLS keystore management. Intel® SGX is available today on the Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 platform, targeting entry-level servers and security appliances. Intel will work with ecosystem partners for continued proof-of-concept and development work for future data center platforms and solutions like encrypted database operations, trusted big data computing, NFV and secure monitoring, Blockchain and other important data center security usages that provide hardware-enhanced protection on data while it is in use.

Intel® SGX consists of a set of CPU instructions and platform enhancements that enable applications to create private areas within which code and associated data can be protected from compromise during execution. More information about Intel® SGX is available at the Intel® SGX page.

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