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  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass May 8, 2011 11:01 AM Flag

    Cramer seeing Intel as a web security play

    I think you have the right thoughts.

    Cramer may see INTC as a security play for buying McAfee, but there is another bigger edge. INTC (and AMD from Bulldozer onword) have incorporated native AES-NI encryption/decryption instructions.

    There will be a dramatic increase in the number of business that require ALL company systems to have FULL DISK encryption for protection.

    The new native instructions make it possible to implement full disk encryption today with minimal impact on user productivity.

    Oracle has enabled the native instructions into their database products already. There is an OpenSSL version (and other products) that have native support already.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES_instruction_set


    Company executives DO NOT like to stand in front of cameras and apologize for losing your name and SSN to hackers.
    http://www.databreaches.net/?cat=18

    I am not sure what Apple plans to do with this issue if they do move to ARM for their PC products. I know the encryption/decryption process takes a LOT of CPU cycles and it quite noticeable without native instruction support.

    IMO, its the AES-NI native support that will be differentiator and not McAfee.

 
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