A description of the idea is depicted in the co-written publication (TAGES company and FAU university) you can get on ACM service at https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3233256. This publication is fresh and was submitted for ARES Hamburg August 2018. The idea is to take profit of the superior security garanties offered by TEE, offered by Intel and AMD and whose TEE-enabled processors will be omnipresent in data centre servers. Our special contribution is to ensure that the resulting protected NFV software will be able to enable and to use both types of TEE. The idea is to break today's deadlock where both technologies (namely, Intel SGX and AMD SEV) are not compatible. We believe that the idea will contribute to boost the adoption of TEE in the field of future telecom networks and prevent so-called introspection attacks by malicious operators or kernels at data centres. The publication gives hints on how we can bridge both technologies and on the key areas of concerns and interests (including software performance) that will be adressed during the project.
We are a French SME, dedicated in delivering disruptive software security in various ends. Our solutions range from anti reverse engineering, control and management of software rights (digital right management) as well as anti tampering and automatic vulnerability remediation. What is common to these techniques is our approach to deal only with binary files (executables) which in practice precludes to software changes (that would be required at source code level by the developer). All transforms are automatically worked out by us at binary level and can be fully automated. We are today essentially focused on the defense software domain and we expand on the telecom industry. We are used to collaborative programs and are part of Sendate Tandem research project. The commercial name of the company is SOLIDSHIELD (the legal name is TAGES).