AMD unveils Ryzen PRO: enterprise processors with security focus

AMD’s new processor range will include enhanced security at the hardware level.

AMD has revealed the Ryzen Pro processor range with an eye on enterprise users looking for better security built from the ground up.

On Thursday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based semiconductor company said the new addition to the firm’s enterprise CPU portfolio is a family of desktop processors, designed to “meet the demands of today’s compute-intensive workplace.” …

If you’re going to target the enterprise market, especially in today’s current environment with cyberattacks a constant threat, vendors must keep security in mind. AMD says that the Ryzen Pro will include silicon-level security with cryptographic technologies embedded at the hardware level.

In addition, the processor family supports secure boot, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module), AES, and Windows 10 Enterprise security features.

The Ryzen Pro range also has a built-in AES 128-bit encryption engine, DRAM encryption independent of the OS and applications, and has been created in what AMD calls a “secure production environment” in the supply chain.

“Ryzen PRO processors provide commercial-grade quality and reliability to help ensure platform longevity for future-ready computing. Industry-leading, open-standard DASH manageability allows for CPU-agnostic administration and helps ensure businesses avoid getting locked into proprietary solutions,” AMD says. …

Source: AMD unveils Ryzen Pro, enterprise processors with a security focus | ZDNet