AMI and Lattice Semiconductor Announce Joint Platform Firmware Resiliency Security Solution: AMI PlatFire Firmware with Lattice Sentry Solutions Stack
DULUTH, Ga. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing, and securing the world's connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, and Lattice Semiconductor, the low power programmable leader, are pleased to announce a new jointly-developed platform firmware security solution, AMI PlatFire™ Firmware with the Lattice Sentry™ solutions stack. The solution enables developers to quickly and easily implement system-level cyber resiliency that is pre-validated as compliant with NIST Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) Guidelines (NIST SP 800-193), making it easy for developers with limited hardware security expertise or limited time-to-market to implement PFR on the latest industry-standard server platforms.
The solution combines technology from two of the leading names in PFR - AMI and Lattice Semiconductor - to bring the industry an integrated, fully-featured, pre-verified and secure Platform Root-of-Trust (PRoT) solution that is flexible, scalable, low cost, and easy to implement. The solution uses the Lattice Sentry stack, featuring a low-power Lattice MachXO3D™ secure control FPGA running pre-verified, PFR-compliant IP, to implement a PRoT on a server's motherboard. The AMI PlatFire firmware then orchestrates the connection between the PRoT and other on-board components, such as SoCs and RoCs, to confirm the firmware they are running is valid.
"We're excited by the growing interest from customers across markets in implementing PFR to protect their systems. Pairing our Sentry solutions stack with AMI's new PlatFire firmware provides a comprehensive, system-level PFR solution that helps developers quickly and easily protect their system firmware, making PFR support possible for a larger potential customer base," said Esam Elashmawi, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Lattice Semiconductor.
Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI, added that "Our AMI PlatFire PRoT firmware provides customers an affordable, flexible and comprehensive alternative to existing competitor solutions. By partnering with Lattice Semiconductor to deliver AMI PlatFire on a secure Lattice MachXO3D FPGA with the Lattice Sentry Security stack and a full suite of design and development tools, together we can offer complete system security that is fully compliant with NIST PFR Guidelines and is host CPU vendor agnostic - so customers don't have to feel locked into a particular ecosystem or platform to have a secured system."
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What is AMI PlatFire?
Thanks to its seamless integration with Aptio® UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC® SPX BMC Firmware from AMI, AMI PlatFire delivers a truly turnkey PFR solution - making use of the Lattice MachXO3D IP blocks to support detection and recovery of platform firmware, together with runtime monitoring of SPI flash memory used to store the platform firmware.
What is Lattice Sentry?
For more information on the joint AMI PlatFire™ PRoT Firmware on Lattice Sentry solutions stack, please call 1-800-828-9264 to speak with an AMI Security Solutions expert or contact us via https://ami.com/en/contact-us/.
For more information about Lattice Sentry, please visit https://www.latticesemi.com/latticesentry.
MachXO3D™ is a trademark of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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