Intel's vPro technology gets smarter with security

By Derek Sooman on April 27, 2006, 7:00 PM
Intel's vPro technology will contain an interesting new tactic for improving security. Using virtualization technology, where a system can be partitioned up to run different types of software simultaneously, Intel will set up a new kind of security checkpoint within a machine. This checkpoint can be used to guard a machine by monitoring network traffic into it and taking action if something looks fishy.

We had to come up with some better, more proactive, more intelligent [and] more automated ways to defend our systems," said Gregory Bryant, general manager for the Digital Office Platforms Group at Intel, in Santa Clara, Calif.

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