Sun Joins Industry Standard Security Group as Promoter Member

9/17/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that it will join the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) as a Promoter Member. As a Promoter, Sun will have a seat on the TCG's Board of Directors. The Trusted Computing Group is an industry standards body, composed of computer and device manufacturers, software vendors and others with a stake in enhancing the security of computing environments across multiple platforms and devices.

"As the world becomes more connected, secure computing is fundamental to protecting our critical infrastructure, our enterprise networks, and our personal computers." said Dr. Whitfield Diffie, chief security officer, Sun Microsystems. "Sun is committed to security and open standards. We're excited to join TCG as a Promoter Member and help to move security into the technologies on which the future depends."

"We welcome Sun's participation in TCG as a Promoter as we continue to expand our membership to include vendors representing a wide variety of computing devices, applications and services," said Jim Ward, president of the Trusted Computing Group. "The rapid growth of TCG and the increasing number of available solutions based on TCG specifications demonstrates the industry's desire for security solutions based on open standards."

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is an open, industry standards organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. TCG specifications enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity, privacy, or individual rights. The primary goal is to help users protect their information assets (data, passwords, keys, etc.) from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. For more information, go to

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