Infineon Extends Security Across the Enterprise with HP - New HP Compaq Business Notebooks Include Advanced Security Chip Technology

Oct 14, 2003 | Market News

Munich, Germany and San Jose, Calif. – October 14, 2003 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced that the advanced ProtectTools Embedded Security solution available as a built-in option on the new HP Compaq Business Notebook nc6000 and nc8000 series is based on a standards-compliant security chip module and software from Infineon. Following the introduction of ProtectTools Embedded Security on the award-winning HP Business Desktop d530 earlier this year, enterprises of all sizes can have access to a common enhanced security platform for both stationary and mobile employees.

HP ProtectTools Embedded Security is a hardware and software solution that enhances the security features of the desktop’s native operating system and third-party security applications, bringing a new level of data protection and access control to computers that access corporate networks. Infineon worked closely with HP to develop a complete solution compliant with specifications published by the Trusted Computing Group []. The first deployed system with the embedded security features, the HP Business Desktop d530, was recently recognized as “Best of Show” and “Best Security Product” at the TechXNY Conference and received an Intel Innovative PC Award. With the latest release of HP Protect-Tools Embedded Security, the companies have collaborated to enhance the system management application and add support for third-party solutions including identification applications from RSA Security.

“Moving the ProtectTools solution to notebook platforms is an important step in extending security across corporate computing networks, and we are very pleased to once again have the opportunity to help HP meet its business customers’ needs,” said Joerg Borchert, Vice President, Secure Mobile Solutions, Infineon Technologies North America Corp. “We are very pleased that the collaborative team was able to complete the project on schedule while significantly enhancing overall capabilities and third-party solutions support.”

“HP is committed to delivering market-leading products that combine the latest innovations with the highest performance to deliver superior value for customers,” said Kevin Frost, Vice President of Worldwide Notebook Marketing with HP’s Personal Systems Group. “The new line of HP Compaq Business notebooks with ProtectTools Embedded Security Solutions will give users the confidence needed to rely on data protection and access control which are key critical factors in today’s working world.”

For HP ProtectTools Embedded Security, Infineon provides the secure hardware and the complete suite of embedded security and application software required for solutions compliant with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Main Specification 1.1b. TCG specifications define hardware/software solutions to support a hardware-based public key infrastructure (PKI) and secure secret storage implemented in any computing device that interacts with other systems and networks. Ultimately, this will enable more secure data storage, online business practices, and online commerce transactions while protecting privacy. Infineon also collaborated with HP to develop the solution’s user-friendly Security Management Software application and the HP Personal Secure Drive, which simplifies data protection through file and folder encryption protected with hardware-based key generation and storage.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2002 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

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