Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 is a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware by integrating cryptographic keys into devices. Serving as an essential component in modern cybersecurity, TPM 2.0 provides a hardware-based root of trust, making systems less vulnerable to software-based attacks. It offers a range of security features, such as secure boot, disk encryption, and platform integrity verification. This version, 2.0, has brought about enhancements over its predecessor, addressing earlier vulnerabilities and offering improved cryptographic agility. Many contemporary systems and platforms mandate TPM 2.0 compliance, reflecting its significance in bolstering device security in an increasingly complex digital landscape.
Our Aon line supports fTPM 2.0.
fTPM, or firmware Trusted Platform Module, is a version of the TPM that runs in firmware rather than being a dedicated piece of hardware on the system. fTPM 2.0 is the firmware implementation of the TPM 2.0 specification. Instead of relying on a discrete, physical chip (dTPM) to secure cryptographic keys, fTPM emulates this capability within the firmware of the device, typically using the capabilities of a trusted execution environment provided by the main processor.