Items tagged with vPro

Intel promises a lot with its just-announced fifth-gen Core vPro processors, but if there's one overarching theme, it's that the company wants you to be wireless -- even if you need to take advantage of a big screen. Three major focuses for Intel with this launch include general PC design, wireless displays, and wireless docking. On the design front, Intel says that with these new vPro processors, vendors will be able to create products that are up to three times thinner and 50% lighter over previous generations. That's a bold claim, and an exciting one for mobile warriors. Intel's Fifth-gen... Read more...
Intel has announced a new family of SSD hardware aimed at business deployments with support for 256-bit AES encryption, the Trusted Computing Group's Opal management specification, and support for the vPro features inside Haswell. This last is a bit of an inaccuracy -- while the new drives do apparently support some vPro capabilities for remote management, Haswell didn't actually include any new features for vPro that Ivy Bridge doesn't support. Haswell's vPro implementation is supposed to be faster in certain circumstances, however. With this new family, Intel is talking up Trusted Computing and... Read more...
Intel's 3rd-generation Core i7 CPUs are certainly forces to be reckoned with, but they aren't the best option for most businesses. In order to give enterprise users an option, too, the company's introducing a 3rd wave of their Core vPro CPUs. These units are shipping now, aimed at notebooks (Ultrabooks included) across the IT landscape. With the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processor platform, Intel is leading the way into a new era, delivering the comprehensive and manageable computing solutions to business that enable them to deal with security threats, while providing the flexibility and form... Read more...
It's been nearly a year since Intel announced it would buy security firm McAfee, and the CPU giant has finally shed some light on what it intends to do with its new acquisition. Initially, there was widespread speculation that Intel might begin baking additional security features into its processors while using McAfee's software to hook into and market the new capabilities. For now, at least, the CPU manufacturer has no such plans. In a recent interview with Reuters, Renee James, head of Intel's software division, stated that the company's upcoming security platform would offer additional capabilities... Read more...
Nearly a month ago, we discussed Intel's concept of "micro servers" and detailed their position as cloud-providing products. It should come as scant surprise that OEMs have picked up on Intel's vision. Today, Lenovo is first out of the gate with what it calls "Cloud Ready Clients." The company claims these servers "are optimized to interact with the cloud and give end users the best possible experience when accessing applications and services." The label of "Cloud Ready Client" is mostly a marketing initiative, applying as it does to all ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktop PCs powered by 2nd... Read more...
Intel took the wraps off their Sandy Bridge desktop and mobile platforms back in January and with new technologies like an improved integrated HD Graphics engine, Quick Sync video encoding and Turbo Boost 2.0 dynamic overclocking, it was obvious that Intel was shooting for more than just a performance kick.  Also, though perhaps a bit more low-key than some of the consumer-targeted bells and whistles, Intel also baked in a few key enhancements in the area of enterprise management and security.  Intel's vPro badge has adorned notebooks and desktops in previous generation Core processor... Read more...
Business PCs Arrive with New Intel Core vPro Processor Family Intel Also Unveils Other Products and Services for Businesses of All Sizes NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Business PCs based on 2010 Intel Core vPro processors with Intel Turbo Boost meet growing office performance demands, include enhanced security, management features.  2010 Intel Core i5 vPro processor can run business productivity applications up to 80 percent faster, multiple applications twice as fast, and encrypted material three times quicker.  New Intel Core vPro technology features integrated "keyboard-video-mouse," Remote Encryption... Read more...
Notebook Computer Study Reveals Security Implications of Mobile Workforce Study Uncovers Surprising Financial Repercussions of Lost and Stolen Notebooks SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2009 – An independent study on notebook security, commissioned by Intel Corporation, analyzes the potential business costs of stolen or lost notebook computers, suggesting that in an era where "the office" can be almost anywhere, good security precautions are essential. The study, which was conducted by the Ponemon Institute, calculated that notebooks lost or stolen in airports, taxis and hotels around the world cost... Read more...
Intel and Citrix will develop the industry's first application for Intel-based desktops and notebooks using our Core 2 Duo processors with Intel vPro technology that will produce a client virtualization solution that provides excellent capabilities from easy centralized image management to a rich mobile end-user environment. Mobile and office workers will now be able to take advantage of enterprise-scale virtualization without sacrificing security, manageability, ease-of-use, performance or mobility.  Watch the video below to see Intel's Fernando Martins and Citrix's Simon Crosby discuss the... Read more...
New Intel vPro Technology Enhances Security, Adds Automatic Tune-Ups and Thinks for Itself Third Generation Enables Virtualized PC Models, Services for Small Businesses Intel introduces the third generation of Intel vPro Technology with a host of new features, some that enable PCs to "think and act for themselves," and all can now operate outside the corporate firewall. New features include: Fast Call for Help, Remote Schedule Maintenance, Remote Alert, Access Monitor and Microsoft NAP authentication. Also, the 2008 vPro opens the door to new virtualized PC models and services aimed at small businesses.... Read more...
It appears that Intel's plans to change their consumer CPU nomenclature (again) have proven a bit too much too soon for some partners, who are more than likely worried that another alteration to naming conventions could throw off some of their less technically oriented customers.On top of those concerns it is also widely believed that the initial announcement of Viiv and subsequent attempts to build Viiv into a brand name haven't met with the levels of success that Intel has hoped for.“Intel's plans to unify the naming scheme for its CPUs, Viiv and vPro platforms are to be put on hold, according... Read more...
This past week, we attended an event where Intel gave us specific detail on the new hardware and features that are part of their vPro platform technology for 2007. If you’re unfamiliar with vPro, it’s not a singular product or chip. Like Centrino for example, vPro is an Intel platform technology that’s comprised of a CPU, chipset, network controller, and proprietary software, that when combined, offer powerful hardware-based security and management capabilities for the enterprise.... Read more...