Can vPro protect against the Bot attacks? How does/will it do it? http://www.itnews.com.au/News/101559,massive-uk-and-us-botnet-uncovered.aspx
vPro can help protect systems or in the identification\isolation\remediation\removal of botnets.
vPro would be combined with mgmt and security solutions to help address
One example approach for the Conficker worm - http://communities.intel.com/openport/community/openportit/vproexpert/blog/2009/03/30/can-intel-vpro-help-combat-conficker-worm
Some addt'l options and capabilities in vPro - yet not specifically mentioned in the above linked article - include agent presence, events\alerts, etc.