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Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

The theory with the way the TXT gateway works is that you get your operating system into a running state that can include a virtualization hypervisor and a set of processes,” McKenty told eWEEK.

The running processes can be cryptographically signed by a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a hardware module for security that works with Intel TXT. The TXT gateway can then be configured to enable a given server to operate a set of processes that have been cryptographically signed and validated.