American Megatrends Announces New Solution Compatible with NIST SP 800-155 'BIOS Integrity Measurement Guidelines' for Aptio V UEFI Firmware

Jul 01, 2015, 13:10 ET from American Megatrends, Inc.

NORCROSS, Ga., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management and network data storage solutions, is pleased to introduce a new solution for its flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware that is compatible with the NIST SP 800-155 "BIOS Integrity Measurement Guidelines".

In its Special Publication 800-155, NIST outlines the fundamentals of BIOS integrity measurement. This description includes a method to determine if the BIOS has been modified as well as the method for reporting and mitigating attacks against the BIOS.

"These guidelines describe what is needed to establish a chain of trust for the BIOS," commented Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. "In accordance with the NIST SP 800-155 guidelines, our Aptio V Firmware solution provides a means of generating and collecting the original BIOS measurements, called 'the Golden Measurement Generation', along with a means of storing the measurements that is either tamper-resistant or tamper-evident, called 'the Collection Agent' and a means of conveying the measurements to an analyzing agent, called the 'Transmission and Reporting Agents'."

"Our goal in developing a NIST SP 800-155 compatible solution for Aptio V was to demonstrate to our customers that AMI is deeply committed to developing the most secure and tamper-resistant UEFI solutions available in the market today," he commented.

For more information about the NIST SP 800-155 guidelines and how they are incorporated in Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please contact an AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY-AMI / +1-770-246-8600.

About AMI:
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products and MegaRAC® remote server management solutions continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.

SOURCE American Megatrends, Inc.



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