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Bromium Response Intel CPU Design Flaw Remediation

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  • The design flaw has been in existence for the last decade and does not affect Bromium.
  • Operating system vendors are the only ones who can remediate the vulnerability.
  • The Microsoft patch – out today – requires Bromium customers to upgrade before patching Windows.
  • Spectre or Meltdown cannot be directly used to steal information from an unpatched machine with Bromium because there is no sensitive information in the VM.

You may have already heard about the Intel CPU design flaw that is a breaking story in today’s news. According to The Register, this vulnerability has been in chips shipped over the last decade. Based on how Bromium works, this vulnerability does not affect Bromium. You are still protected from kernel exploits because of our application isolation.

Microsoft’s patch triggers need for Bromium upgrade.

Unfortunately, the only way to remediate the vulnerability is for Microsoft – and other operating system vendors – to deliver a patch. The Microsoft Patch is out now and Windows 10 will try to automatically update – if you’re a Bromium customer, we recommend pausing that update until your Bromium upgrade is complete. Because of how we work with the operating system, the Microsoft patch will require a Bromium upgrade to ensure our protection continues to work as expected.

Read the entire article here, Bromium Response Intel CPU Design Flaw Remediation

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Bromium was founded in 2010 with a mission to restore trust in computing. The company’s founders, Gaurav Banga, Simon Crosby, and Ian Pratt, have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, the Bromium team has created a game-changing new technology called micro-virtualization to address the enterprise security problem and provide protection for end users against advanced malware. Bromium has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and an R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The company is backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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