Intel new 10th Gen vPro processors to come with improved Hardware shield
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley. Intel supplies microprocessors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
Intel announced its new 10th Gen Core vPro processors on Wednesday. Intel’s new processors will include an enhanced version of Hardware Shield that provides advanced threat detection capabilities.
According to Intel, its new Core vPro processors are designed to provide a better performance, built-in security features, and fast and reliable connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi 6.
The latest vPro version brings new threat detection capabilities that leverage the power of the GPU in order to ensure minimal impact on the CPU’s performance. Hardware Shield, a component of the vPro platform that is designed to improve the security of a device by locking down the hardware to protect the BIOS and preventing attackers from compromising the operating system through malicious code injections.
Security Features in Hardware Shield are listed below:
- BIOS resilience
- Trusted execution technology
- System security reports
- system resource defenses.
What does Hardware Shield do?
According to Intel, Hardware shield helps us to ensure that the OS is running on legitimate hardware and delivers hardware-to-OS security reporting to enable your OS to enforce a more comprehensive security policy
Intel’s vPro version will also include the transparent supply chain that can provide a mechanism for confirming that a component is authentic. The new chips claim to provide up to 40 percent better overall application performance and up to 36 percent better office productivity (compared with a 3-year-old laptop) and analyze and visualize data up to 44 percent faster (compared with a 5-year-old desktop).
It provides nearly three times faster Gigabit speeds and improved performance in dense environments with integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) for the best Wi-Fi technology for video conferencing.