A New Level of Built-in PC Security
Intel® Hardware Shield, exclusive to the Intel vPro® platform, provides protections against firmware-level attacks.
Businesses today face increasing numbers and types of cyber threats, as formerly complex cyber-attack methods can now be performed by less-sophisticated actors with limited resources. Intel® Hardware Shield provides built-in security features to help organizations mitigate risks in this increasingly challenging threat landscape.
To fully protect PC endpoints, organizations need to evolve from traditional antivirus protections to virtualization-based security—but that’s only half the story. In addition to software-based attacks, hackers have begun targeting firmware, which can serve as a conduit to system memory and the virtualization-based security environment. Organizations thus need fully integrated software and hardware solutions, which is where Intel® Hardware Shield comes in.
Intel® Hardware Shield is the cornerstone of a more secure PC fleet, delivering protections against firmware attacks for increased platform protection. As part of the Intel vPro® platform, Intel® Hardware Shield helps ensure that the operating system runs on legitimate hardware. It also provides hardware-to-software security visibility, so the operating system can enforce a more complete security policy—all with no additional IT infrastructure required.
Intel® Hardware Shield reinforces virtualization-based security (VBS) with hardware-based security features to protect computers at runtime. In addition, the below-the-operating system capabilities support a secure boot, allowing systems to launch into a trusted state.
Intel® Hardware Shield helps minimize the risk of malicious code injection by locking down memory in the BIOS when software is running to help prevent planted malware from compromising the operating system.
DRTM, a built-in feature of Intel® Hardware Shield helps ensure that operating systems are running on legitimate hardware and provides hardware-to-software security visibility. With added visibility into firmware security measures, businesses can more accurately assess the security of their systems.
Intel, Microsoft, and OEM partners are developing a new class of secure PCs. These “Secured-core PCs”—designed with deep hardware-software integration and featuring the latest Intel® Core™ vPro® processors—are built to handle mission-critical data in some of the most data-sensitive industries.
A Secured-core PC is a modern Windows device powered by the Intel vPro® platform that comes with the highest level of hardware, software, and identity protection features, right out of the box. Intel® Hardware Shield, exclusive to the Intel vPro® platform, provides protections against attacks at the firmware level. It helps minimize the risk of malicious code injection by locking down firmware when software is running to help prevent planted malware from compromising the OS.
Transform computing endpoints into strategic corporate assets by selecting devices built on the Intel vPro® platform.
Save time and reduce on-site support costs with remote discovery and recovery with Intel® Active Management Technology – even in cases of power loss or OS failure.
Intel® Stable IT Platform Program (Intel® SIPP) enables a predictable transition from one technology generation to the next.
Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.in.