Intel vPro Platform Accelerates Business Productivity

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 main form of business, e-commerce has developed rapidly, while the digital platform has become the main communication channel. Nowadays, many employees are gradually choosing to work from home. IT organizations will control the changes between “Working from home” and “Working in the office”. Business owners need security features as well as improved productivity during Covid-19. That’s why Intel launched its 11th generation Intel vPro platform.

The 11th Generation Intel vPro platform is built for computing demands. Photo by Intel vPro

Intel vPro is a “built for business” platform, using the 11th and 12th generation Intel Core processors. It is a collection of hardware and firmware technologies used to create enterprise computer terminals.

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

The 11th generation processors feature the all-new Intel Iris Xe GPU which delivers a huge leap in performance. These processors also have integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4, so users benefit from the latest standards of built-in wireless and wired connectivity. They also deliver exceptional performance for workers who need to collaborate and be productive.

Intel Hardware Shield compliant hardware enhances security features with advanced threat protection, application and data protection, and under-operating system 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 and other features to protect applications and login credentials from attacks. Security under the operating system prevents attacks against the BIOS and other firmware to enable a secure hardware and firmware foundation for the operating system.

The Intel vPro platform comes with Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) which allows IT to establish a secure connection between IT and a vPro-based PC. Once this secure connection is established, IT can perform many different tasks within AMT.

Remote power control continues to be one of the most used features of Intel AMT. With this, the IT department is able to remotely monitor the power status of a PC. Businesses use it to automate after-hours fixes while reducing energy costs. They can shut down PCs at the end of the day, but wake them up at night to perform security updates without affecting productivity. Once they’ve completed the patch, they can put PCs back to sleep to save power. Finally, before the start of the workday, they can wake up these PCs so that everything is running and ready when employees arrive.

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

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

The other most popular feature is hardware KVM. We all know the software tools 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 it. When a PC cannot boot successfully, these software tools are powerless. This is where the active management technology really shines, as it embeds a hardware KVM into the chips. Even if the PC cannot boot, IT can connect with full KVM support to remotely fix the PC, even entering BIOS while maintaining the KVM connection.

Intel vPro Platform Accelerates Business Productivity - edited

11th generation Intel vPro platform.

Intel Endpoint Management Assistant extends the power of Intel AMT beyond the firewall. By using a cloud-based management infrastructure, devices do not need a working VPN to receive support from IT. As long as the AMT-enabled PC can reach the cloud, IT can securely connect to that PC and control it remotely. It also allows IT technicians to do their work themselves on site or remotely.

Cloud-based infrastructure is also easier to deploy and scale than traditional on-premises infrastructure and can be controlled using a simple web interface. When using Intel EMA combined with Intel AMT, not only can you repair corrupted apps, but a corrupted VPN is no problem, and a corrupted operating system can also be fixed remotely.

Comments are closed.