Security Announcement – Impact of latest security findings for Intel’s CPUs on VITEC products.
a team of researchers published a major finding uncovering a security
threat involving almost all modern CPUs and microprocessors (aka chips).
The security threats codenamed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” involve
attackers exploiting common features of the microprocessors that power
server, personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and other smart
VITEC takes protection of data
used by its products and overall security of its products very
seriously. VITEC has completed an initial urgent analysis of the
implications of Meltdown and Spectre on its wide range of hardware and
software products and has concluded several of its products contain this
vulnerability. However, since VITEC’s products are carefully designed
to meet the highest standards of information assurance and security
guidelines, our hardware doesn’t run foreign and/or 3rd party software
and our software-based and server-based products are locked down and are
typically operated in closed network environments hence the likelihood
an exploit that may take advantage of these new findings exists in our
products is extremely low.
VITEC is working
closely with its microprocessors, rack-mount servers and operating
systems suppliers to receive the needed patches. As soon as these
updates are available, VITEC will verify the packages and issue detailed
instructions on how to obtain and apply the fixes via our online
Support Portal. These updates will be available at no charge to all
Platinum, Gold and Silver customers.
fix/mitigation for these latest security vulnerabilities will be
provided in the form of an operating system security update originating
from the OS provider (for VITEC’s software and server-based products)
and as a new firmware package (for VITEC’s hardware products where
For more information about the newly discovered security threats please review the following links: