HPE GEN10 Servers: Helping you secure your IT Environment

HPE GEN10 Servers: Helping you secure your IT Environment

HPE Proliant Gen 10 servers have been getting the attention of the US government sector.  A review by FedTech recently came out which talked about how HPE ProLiant DL380 servers were able to secure almost all federal IT environments.  With a range of flexible configurations, which include the function to be part of a private cloud, facilitate deployment of containers, anchor the core of virtual machines, store database applications, and even process Big Data transactions.

Here’s a sampling of the computing firepower generated by HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 servers:

  • Intel® Xeon® processors with up to a 71% performance gain and a 27% increase in cores.
  • HPE 2666 MT/s DDR4 SmartMemory—supporting 3.0 TB and up to 11% faster than 2400 MT/s.
  • Support for 12 Gb/s SAS and up to 20 NVMe drive.
  • HPE Scalable Persistent Memory—offering unprecedented levels of performance for databases and analytic workloads.

Remove the gaps hackers exploit

A main feature that FedTech has emphasized on the HPE ProLiant DL380 would be the IT security measures it provides.  A Silicon Root of Trust leverages an HPE silicon-validated boot process to ensure the servers can only be started using code from an immutable source.  An anchor for the boot process that’s rooted into the HPE silicon cannot be updated or modified in any way. By combining this foundation with a cryptographically secured signature, the ProLiant DL380 servers remove the gaps hackers exploit.

Even against firmware threats like rootkits, malware, and denial of service attacks, HPE ProLiant DL380 servers stays secure and virtually hack proof.  This is even more so when combined with intrusion detection devices that can provide an audit log alert if someone tries to get into the server chassis and implant compromised codes.  This is made possible due to the Silicon Root of Trust hardwired into the HPE iLO5.

With a series of validation checks between the various system components and the firmware upon the system power up, this ensures the HPE ProLiant DL380 servers are free of any modifications to its server’s essential firmware.  The ProLiant DL380 servers run millions of lines of firmware (like all servers) even before the operating system (OS) even starts.  Checking if the lines of code for the firmware are free of any malicious attacks or malware is the main value the silicon root of trust provides.

Contact us at 893-9515 to learn more about the the HPE Gen10 servers!