In an industry-first, HP Labs have developed HP SureStart, a self-healing BIOS that promises:

1

Uninterrupted productivity
No downtime waiting for IT/Service ticket

2

Confidence in BIOS rollouts
HP security and reliability improvements are delivered to customer

3

Fewer help desk calls
for crisis recovery or bricked units

4

Standardization
Ability to enforce BIOS version standard  across the organization

 

Sure Start recovers the BIOS for uninterrupted productivity, anytime, anywhere such as:

  • Intentional malicious corruption
  • Failed update or other accidental corruption
  • Unknown cause of BIOS corruption

Why is BIOS protection important?

    • Global dependency on IT systems and PC devices drives the motivations for attacks that target the device Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)
    • Types of attacks include:
      • Rootkits that attempt to establish persistent malware inside the BIOS, independent of the operating system
      • Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on the BIOS that could render PCs useless on a massive scale
    • Threats to the BIOS and othe   r devices with embedded firmware are being actively researched and published
    • The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) has publicly acknowledged this emerging threat and published a set of BIOS protection guidelines (NIST SP 800-147) in an attempt to encourage the industry to mitigate the threat.

HP Client Security: from Silicon to the Cloud

Protecting your device, your data and your identity

Hardware BIOS and Firmware Software and Applications Internet and Cloud
A B C D
Secure Authentication HP BIOSphere – protect data Drive Encryption – prevent unauthorised access HP Touchpoint Manager
Secure Eras HP SureStart – self heal for a “safe boost” Device Access Manager – prevent data leaks One solution, all devices
TPM Always On Remote Management HP SpareKey – self-service password recovery Easy deployment from anywhereScalable services