The First Self-Healing BIOS Has Been Announced

In an industry-first, HP Labs have developed HP SureStart, a self-healing BIOS that promises:


Uninterrupted productivity
No downtime waiting for IT/Service ticket


Confidence in BIOS rollouts
HP security and reliability improvements are delivered to customer


Fewer help desk calls
for crisis recovery or bricked units


Ability to enforce BIOS version standard  across the organization


Sure Start recovers the BIOS for uninterrupted productivity, anytime, anywhere such as:

  • Intentional malicious corruption
  • Failed update or other accidental corruption
  • Unknown cause of BIOS corruption

Why is BIOS protection important?

    • Global dependency on IT systems and PC devices drives the motivations for attacks that target the device Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)
    • Types of attacks include:
      • Rootkits that attempt to establish persistent malware inside the BIOS, independent of the operating system
      • Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on the BIOS that could render PCs useless on a massive scale
    • Threats to the BIOS and othe   r devices with embedded firmware are being actively researched and published
    • The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) has publicly acknowledged this emerging threat and published a set of BIOS protection guidelines (NIST SP 800-147) in an attempt to encourage the industry to mitigate the threat.

HP Client Security: from Silicon to the Cloud

Protecting your device, your data and your identity

HardwareBIOS and FirmwareSoftware and ApplicationsInternet and Cloud
Secure AuthenticationHP BIOSphere – protect dataDrive Encryption – prevent unauthorised accessHP Touchpoint Manager
Secure ErasHP SureStart – self heal for a “safe boost”Device Access Manager – prevent data leaksOne solution, all devices
TPMAlways On Remote ManagementHP SpareKey – self-service password recoveryEasy deployment from anywhereScalable services
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