firmware

(redirected from Firmware level)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

firm·ware

 (fûrm′wâr′)
n.
Software stored in a computer's ROM.

firmware

(ˈfɜːmˌwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) computing a fixed form of software programmed into a read-only memory

firm•ware

(ˈfɜrmˌwɛər)

n.
software stored on a ROM chip.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firmware - (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
References in periodicals archive ?
A successful attack would lead to complete loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability, with the attacker able to read and modify all of the data and applications users have access to on their computers, even at the firmware level.
Whats different about what weve been able to jointly engineer with AirWatch and Dell Client Command Suite is you can now manage all devices from one console and manage them at the firmware level in addition to the OS, said Brett Hansen, vice president, Client Software and general manager, Data Security, Dell.
For the software, the core firmware level uses the latest stable Linux kernel version for a streamlined and lightweight code base with low latency as the top focus.
This proof of concept attack confirms once again that most Internet of Things devices are trivial to exploit because of improper quality assurance at the firmware level," the researchers concluded in the published paper on the vulnerabilities.
Software Monitor is similar to a feature called Agent Presence in vPro, and the application is stored below the operating system at the firmware level.