Phoenix Rolls Out TrustedCore Server for Device Authentication

12/10/2004 - Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:PTEC) announced worldwide availability of its TrustedCoreTM Server, its breakthrough Core System Software product for enterprise X86-based servers. The TrustedCore Server product incorporates security, device authentication, and integration with popular enterprise network system management standards, providing IT managers with the ability to securely manage network servers and enterprise assets.

Phoenix Technologies' TrustedCore Server product is the industry's only server-based Core System Software that provides a proven pre-OS authentication capability with an optional recovery application environment to enable, protect and recover valuable network device data.

Phoenix Technologies' TrustedCore Server product includes firmware, development tools and server management applications. It offers built-in device authentication to provide Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) with the advanced features to meet the market's increasingly stringent security needs. The TrustedCore Server product goes beyond traditional firmware as it can be easily customized and integrated into a variety of server configurations, such as stand-alone, blade and rack, allowing Phoenix's ODM and OEM partners to achieve faster time to market and better return on investments.

"Phoenix Technologies' TrustedCore Server Core System Software is a good value-add security solution for our OEM customers, who are increasingly focused on reducing security threats to their end customers' networks," said Kelvin Chang, AVP of the Enterprise Business Group at Wistron Corporation. "We have a long history and experience in server design, including hardware, manageability software and storage solutions, and the TrustedCore Server Core System Software adds an important dimension to the robustness and reliability of networks based on our server solution."

About Phoenix Technologies' TrustedCore Server Core System Software
Phoenix Technologies' TrustedCore Server product is part of the Phoenix family of feature-rich Core System Software products, tools and applications. It incorporates the following unique capabilities:

"The digital world is connected today as never before. But growing threats and increasingly complex interconnected computing assets require organizations of all sizes to have the tools to easily manage and secure computers, applications and data on the network," said Michael Goldgof, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Marketing and Product Divisions for Phoenix Technologies. "The Phoenix TrustedCore Server product is the ideal platform to help ODMs and OEMs deliver advanced products that can help IT departments manage these complex networks."

About TrustedCore Core System Software
TrustedCore Core System Software is a part of the Phoenix family of feature-rich Core System Software products, tools and applications that can be easily customized to meet the configuration requirements of various target markets. Phoenix products are modular, easy to deploy and easy to use while protecting operating systems, applications, critical data, and even themselves from threats. TrustedCore Core System Software provides a complete product suite for the manufacturer, OEM and system builder, spanning computer firmware, development tools and managed applications designed for the future.

Pricing and Availability
Phoenix Technologies TrustedCore Server is currently shipping. For more information, call toll free: in North America at 1-800-446-9202, or outside North America at 781-BUY-PTEC. Or contact Phoenix Technologies Ltd. via the website at

About Phoenix Technologies
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. develops a complete product suite of Core System Software, tools and applications to deliver trusted, seamless computing to smart devices for an Internet-connected world. Phoenix Technologies helped launch the PC industry nearly 25 years ago. Today we are extending our leadership and knowledge at the core of machines, beyond the PC to a wide range of platforms and devices.

Phoenix Core System Software has set the standard for the world's leading branded PC OEMs and their global network of supply chain and software partners. Today, Phoenix solutions enable, secure, connect, and recover the world's best-known systems. These solutions are built into the device core, where they are protected from viruses, user errors, hackers, and corruption. Phoenix Technologies is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. (Silicon Valley), with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies and the Phoenix Technologies logo, TrustedCore and CoreArchitect are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

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