There’s a lot of concern with data privacy and this is being addressed by a method called Confidential Computing. This involves encrypting data throughout its lifecycle. Intel has worked to bring a new technology called Intel ® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) that allows for an encrypted enclave for application code in data to be - loaded into and accessed from - that is separate from the system. Due to the present demand for this technology, Intel has introduced the Intel® SGX Card for customers that can’t land a Xeon E3, single socket, 1U chassis in their data centers.
In this chapter, Jesse Schrater, Director of Security marketing at Intel provides an overview of Intel’s SGX technology as well as the introduction of the Intel ® SGX card, a device that allows for the introduction of Intel ® SGX in various data center systems.