Patent Number: 7,770,003

Title: Updating firmware securely over a network

Abstract: A method according to one embodiment may include: receiving a first encrypted signal at a server of a computing network, the first encrypted signal comprising firmware encrypted by a first encryption algorithm having a first complexity level; sending a second encrypted signal over the computing network to at least one managed client in response to the first encrypted signal, the second encrypted signal comprising the firmware encrypted by a second encryption algorithm having a second complexity level, wherein said first complexity level is greater than said second complexity level; and updating existing firmware of the at least one managed client in response to receipt of the second signal at the at least one managed client. Of course, many alternatives, variations, and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.

Inventors: Herbert; Howard C. (Phoenix, AZ), Maor; Moshe (Kiryat Mozkin, IL)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018