Notebook and desktop PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology enable IT to take advantage of hardware-assisted security and manageability capabilities that enhance their ability to maintain, manage, and protect their business PCs. And with the latest IT management consoles from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with native Intel vPro technology support, IT can now take advantage of enhanced features to manage notebooks over a wired or corporate wireless network- or even outside the corporate firewall through a wired LAN connection.
PCs with Intel vPro technology integrate robust hardware-based security and enhanced maintenance and management capabilities that work seamlessly with ISV consoles.¹ Because these capabilities are built into the hardware, Intel vPro technology provides IT with the industry’s first solution for OS-absent manageability and down-the-wire security even when the PC is off, the OS is unresponsive, or software agents are disabled.²
The hardware-based capabilities of Intel vPro technology improve network traffic filtering and isolate clients under attack. Automatic security agents’ verification and immediate remote restoration enhance your preventive security efforts. And with reliable remote power-up functionality, you can deploy off-hours patches faster, speeding up patch saturation by up to 56%.³ Additionally, the hardware-assisted antivirus protection of Execute Disable Bit protects your PCs from certain viruses that use buffer overflow attacks.
Protecting virtual environments against rootkit and other attacks, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)Filetype/Size: PDF 83.1KB³ offers extra protection on PCs with Intel vPro technology and built in Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT).ξ Including an industry-standard TPM 1.2 which can be used by third-party software to store keys and other protected data, Intel TXT enables the PC to boot software into a truest state and also helps protect the integrity of the virtual machine.