LaGrande Technology (LT) is a highly versatile set of hardware enhancements that will come to Intel processors, chipsets and platforms over the next 2 to 3 years. LT creates a hardware foundation, on the client PC platform, that can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created from software based attacks. It does this by enabling an environment where applications can run within their own space, protected from all other software on the system. In turn, this can help to protect vital data and processes from being compromised by malicious software running on the platform.

LT features include capabilities in the microprocessor, chipset, I/O subsystems, and other platform components. When coupled with an LT enabled operating system and LT enabled applications, LT can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of data in the face of these increasingly hostile security environments. LT provides a versatile, general-purpose safer computing environment capable of running a wide variety of operating systems and applications. LT is expected to be available in Desktop & Mobile platforms for the Business segment in approximately the next two to three years.

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is an alliance of Microsoft, Intel, IBM, HP and AMD which promotes a standard for a 'more secure' PC. Their definition of 'security' is controversial; machines built according to their specification will be more trustworthy from the point of view of software vendors and the content industry, but will be less trustworthy from the point of view of their owners. In effect, the TCG specification will transfer the ultimate control of your PC from you to whoever wrote the software it happens to be running.

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