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Intel vPro platform accelerates business productivity

By Phong Van   July 21, 2022 | 05:00 pm PT
The Intel vPro platform offers a comprehensive solution for businesses to increase productivity, protect business assets and maintain business organizations to get over the Covid-19 pandemic.

The long term effects of Covid-19 have forced the world to quickly find new ways to live safely with it while maintaining stable socio-economic activities.

With the development of technology, online has become the mainstream form of activity, e-commerce has grown rapidly, while the digital platform has become the main communication channel. Nowadays, many employees are gradually choosing to work from home. IT organizations are going to control the changes between "Work from home" and "Work in the office." Business leaders need security features as well as productivity improvement during Covid-19. That's why Intel has released its 11th Gen Intel vPro platform.

11th Gen Intel vPro platform is designed for IT requests. Photo by Intel vPro

11th Gen Intel vPro platform is designed for IT requests. Photo by Intel vPro

Intel vPro is a platform "built for business," using 11th Gen - 12th Gen Intel Core. It is a set of hardware and firmware technologies utilized to build business computing endpoints.

Intel vPro value proposition spans four pillars, and business decision-makers who standardize on the vPro platform can benefit from hardware-enhanced protection, advanced maintenance, and validated platforms, all with the performance headroom to handle a wide range of business workflows.

The 11th Gen processors feature the all-new Intel Iris Xe graphics processor that delivers a huge jump in performance. These processors also have integrated both Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4, so users get the latest wireless and cable connectivity standards built-in. They also deliver an exceptional performance for workers who need to collaborate and be productive.

Intel Hardware Shield enabled hardware-enhances security features with advanced threat protection, application and data protection and below-the-OS security. Advanced threat protection uses aggressive memory scanning and artificial intelligence to detect new threats like ransomware and crypto-mining.

Application and data protection includes encryption acceleration along with other features to protect applications and login credentials from attacks. Below-the-OS security prevents attacks against the BIOS and other firmware to enable a secure hardware and firmware foundation for the operating system.

Intel vPro Platform comes with Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) that allows IT to establish a secure connection between IT and a vPro-based PC. Once that secure connection is established, IT can perform a lot of different tasks as part of AMT.

Remote power control continues to be one of the most used features of Intel AMT. With this, IT is able to remotely control the power state of a PC. Businesses use this to automate afterhours patching while keeping energy costs down. They can turn PCs off at the end of the day, yet wake them during the night to perform security updates without impacting productivity. Once they complete the patching they can put the PCs back to sleep to save energy. Lastly, before the workday begins, they can wake those PCs so everything is running and ready when employees arrive.

11th Gen Intel vPro platform accelerates business security and productivity. Photo by Intel vPro

11th Gen Intel vPro platform accelerates business security and productivity. Photo by Intel vPro

The other most popular feature is hardware KVM. We're all familiar with software based tools that we can use to take control of PCs and see the screen and move the mouse to help fix a system. It's a very powerful tool, but only if the software can run. When a PC can't successfully boot, those software based tools are powerless. That's where Active Management Technology really shines, because it has a hardware KVM built into the chips. Even if the PC cannot boot, IT can connect with full KVM support to remotely remediate the PC, even entering the BIOS while maintaining the KVM connection.

11th Gen Intel vPro platform.

Intel Endpoint Management Assistant extends the power of Intel AMT beyond the firewall. By using cloud-based management infrastructure, devices don't need a functional VPN to receive support from IT. As long as the AMT-enabled PC can reach the cloud, IT can securely connect to and remotely control that PC. This also allows IT technicians themselves to do their job either onsite or remotely.

The cloud-based infrastructure is also easier to deploy and scale than traditional on-premise infrastructure and can be controlled using a simple web interface. When you're running Intel EMA combined with Intel AMT, not only can you fix corrupted applications but a corrupted VPN is no problem at all, and a corrupted OS can also be remediated remotely.

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