Project iTES is a research project in the field of trusted computing.

Runtime: March 2012 - Dezember 2014

Status: running


The iTES Project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education & Research within the tender "anomaly detection on computer systems". The goal of iTES is the development of a solid base for an innovative and trustworthy security system in form of a demonstrator. The consortium uses established technologies as well as innovative new developments to contribute into the creation of the new security system. Virtualization technologies combined with isolated security applications will ensure the safe environment needed to protect the whole system. Keeping the security proofable, sources for comparability will be generated in form of definitions from typical computer systems. Those definitions result in cross-sections of systems found in homes and workspaces and base upon past experience. Systems enhanced by the iTES security architecture are then to be compared with "normal" systems.


The Hypervisor is the interface between guest and host systems (Compartments).

Central Component

An extern instance validates the computer systems through remote attistation, securing the integrity of a single system.


Architecture provides that different work areas of the user depenging on each task are divided into different compartments.

Endpoint Integrity

Integrity has already to be guaranteed right at the start of a system without usage of any third party software ahead of the boot process.


Development of a demonstrator will display the prototype of the system.