How Intel’s Core vPro Chips Are Security Lifelines
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Natalia David, writer.
Intel’s next generation Core vPro processor platform has been unveiled with the promise of unparalleled security and management capabilities.
And since the security promise sounds almost too good to be true, it is being predicted that they’ll end up hogging everything ranging from Ultrabooks to desktop PCs and from workstations to intelligent systems.
And there is a distinct possibility that it might just become a nightmare for computer monitoring software, and other such malware.
Intel shored up security capabilities throughout the chip via the latest vPro platform.
This should make life easy for IT managers by easing out their task of setting up and configuring systems – both of which are pivotal as far as IT consumerization is concerned. What upping the ante on the BYOB (Bring Your Own Device) trend has meant is that security issues and management troubles come to the fore quite often.
This is why the gap between the CIO of a company and an employee needs to be sorted out, which is precisely what Intel has targeted through this embedded security system.
Owing to the BYOD practice, businesses are in dire need of covering their bases with regards to “threat management, identity and access, data protection, and monitoring and remediation”.
And these needs are exactly what the embedded security capabilities cater to with special focus on computer monitoring software.
Intel’s Identity Protection Technology with public key infrastructure (IPT with PKI) is one of the key constituents in its Core vPro chips. IPT with PKI is basically your second line of defense – so to speak.
It offers the second layer of authentication owing to a private key which is stored in PC’s firmware.
This confirms the legitimacy – or lack thereof – for any user who tries to log in to the network.
Intel’s OS Guard, SecureKey and Advanced Encrpytion Standard (AES) have also been embedded which act like a shield which prevents the loss of media and data among other assets. OS Guard also helps keep malware at bay.
Intel is also trying to build up on last year’s purchase of McAfee. McAfee is another security software maker with embedded capabilities like ePO Deep Command, which bolster the security of data which is being transferred to other networks. And this is particularly useful in industries that breed on interlinked networks, for example healthcare.
The latest Intel Core vPro chips also include Intel’s Active Management technology to cater to the managerial needs of monitoring employees.
Active Management Technology allows companies the ease of remotely managing the systems and makes full use of the embedded capabilities fused inside the new chips.
And it goes without saying that these capabilities are invaluable for the adolescent organizations that rely heavily on intelligent machines.
Retail businesses, for example, can profit from these chips. Retail businesses, which rely on vending machines and point-of-sale systems, repair problems through networking and the Intel Core vPro chips streamline their defense mechanism meticulously.
Securing devices and monitoring employees interconnected through networks can be extremely taxing, and this is where Intel’s new core vPro chips can prove to be the lifeline for various networks and companies.
To learn more about Intel’s Core vPro processor, this 3-minute video will provide you with more details…
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