Intel has produced a project called TianoCore as an open firmware reference implementation of UEFI. One of the sub projects within TianoCore is OVMF which stands for Open Virtual Machine Firmware. It is OVMF that we are using to produce the usb access control virtual machine image for qemu that will run the UEFI secure boot environment. TianoCore secure boot is only really working as of version r13466 of the svn repository. This version has not yet been released as a downloadable zip file.
One time use device authentication codes allows your IT staff to help your mobile employees. Now when your employees take their laptop off the network, your IT can help authorize devices without the need of connecting back to the network. usb access control These one time use codes authorize a single device and can never be used again. When the user returns the computer to the network, the authorized device will be placed into the database and can be further managed by your IT staff.
Not while most of the U.S. federal government is still using Office 2003, it won’t. With all the complaints that later versions of Office on either platform aren’t quite compatible with 2003, and the flat dictat by some administrators that Office 2003 Will Be Used No Matter What, Office 2004 on the Mac isn’t going usb security away for quite a while … and it, of course, requires Rosetta which, of course, requires a pre-Lion OS. Mine will be a Snow Leopard machine for quite some time to come, which is fine with me, since there’s a bunch of old, small utilities and things that I use frequently, and they don’t play with the Lion too well.