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Secure64 family of DNS products not vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown threats
Greenwood Village, CO January 8, 2018 – Secure64, the leading provider of Genuinely Secure DNS servers, today announced that its Intel Itanium/SourceT family of products are not vulnerable to either the Spectre or the Meltdown vulnerabilities. Secure64 is the sole DNS provider whose products run on both x86 and Itanium processors. Importantly, the Itanium processors, running the Secure64 proprietary SourceT operating system, are exempt from these recent vulnerabilities.
“The CPU hardware functions that underlie both the Spectre and Meltdown problems are rooted in techniques originally intended to improve CPU performance for legacy architectures: primarily Intel, but also ARM, AMD, and MIPS,” said Thad Dupper, CEO of Secure64. “The Itanium architecture, by contrast, adopted a different performance paradigm and does not use either speculative or out-of-order execution. Moreover, the Itanium cache and memory architectures were designed with security as a fundamental principle, not as an afterthought or an add-on to patch vulnerabilities.”
Beginning in 2004, Secure64 pioneered the development of a proprietary operating system (SourceT) for the HP Itanium platform. SourceT, which fully utilizes Itanium’s capabilities, provides an ultra-secure environment with an extra layer of immunity, not only to Spectre and Meltdown today, but to all forms of malware.
The recent Spectre and Meltdown threats are just the latest in an ongoing and escalating series of security issues. Although Intel and other chip providers have committed to addressing this by having patches available for the chips they released in the last five years, this hardware vulnerability has opened a new and disturbing potential threat vector.
“Although organizations the world over are scrambling to mitigate this vulnerability, Tier-1 carriers, government agencies and business enterprises who have selected the Secure64 SourceT DNS solution should know that their systems are immune to this most recent threat, and their Itanium-based solution will continue to run in production without the need for patching,” said Dupper. “We uniquely offer our customers a choice between an x86-based or Itanium-based solution. As such, we are the only major DNS vendor to offer such a choice. In this day and age, where threats materialize at an exhausting pace, Secure64 offers an imminently secure option – our proprietary SourceT Itanium-based carrier-grade DNS solution.”
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Secure64 brings trust to the internet through its suite of purpose-built, secure, DNS-based network security products. The company was built on a foundation of security and has forged solutions that are self-protecting and immune to malware. Secure64 secures the DNS infrastructures of leading service providers, government agencies and enterprises globally.
Secure64 is a privately held company founded by technology and financial veterans and boasts deep technical and global experience in its leadership and staff. It is the only DNS solution provider that has authored a secure micro OS, automated the deployment of DNSSEC and built self-protecting DNS servers. For more information, visit www.secure64.com
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