I’m the social media manager for IT@Intel. Part of my job is to share Intel IT group’s best practices with the industry through social media. Our Intel IT experts write white papers, post blogs and are often featured in videos sharing their knowledge. There’s an amazing stash of best practices on our web site, www.intel.com/IT.  I always dig through and finding great stuff there.


I also work with Intel product teams launching new products like the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. When I heard about the security features of this new platform, I remembered an IT@Intel Brief entitled, “Enterprise Security Benefits of Microsoft Windows 7*.” The brief was from 2010 when Intel IT started deploying 64-bit Microsoft Window 7 Enterprise on employee PCs with Intel Core vPro processors to improve PC manageability across the enterprise. By the end of 2011, we completed the transition to Windows 7 on mobile business clients based on Intel vPro technology.


This 2010 Intel Core vPro processor provided key security capabilities that complemented Microsoft Windows 7 security; these include secure remote management, more-effective deployment of patches, and isolation of infected PCs. Our technical evaluation of Microsoft Windows 7 that preceded this new platform roll out, included an extensive security assessment by Intel IT, including an analysis of capabilities designed to address existing threats. More details are included in the brief.


I was excited to see that there are even more security features in the new 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro processors rolling out. If you are considering deploying platforms with this newest vPro technology, there are tons of new product guides in the intel.com/pcsecurity.  You may also want to refer to the IT@Intel Windows 7 and Intel vPro technology brief as you design your own security assessment for this new platform. And we'd love to know - what other methods are you using?


If you have questions about what Intel IT is doing around PC security assessment, let me know. I will dig through our papers or get the right IT@Intel experts to join the discussion. Also, if you want to get regular PC updates on best practices from IT@Intel, register for the Intel IT Center newsletter on www.intel.com/IT, or join our Intel IT Center LinkedIn Group, or follow us on Twitter @IntelITS.