For the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at software for working remotely. Now those Software’s have their own sets of security. That means you don’t have to worry about the security of the files on your remote working software. But what about your files on your computer? Yes, you have an Anti-Virus and a firewall. What happens when you do get a virus, or you forget your password? how do you fix the problem when you can’t get to the physical computer? This is where the Intel vPro Platform comes in.
What is Intel vPro Platform
First, let’s look at what the Intel vPro Platform is? It is a set of hardware and firmware that help protect and service your computer. This hardware and firmware only have access through client software that requires an Enterprise OS. These firmware and hardware are for remote control, maintenance, and supervision. This means the platform not suited for public use but for enterprises. vPro is found in business-orientated laptops including 2-in-1s, workstations, and even in high-end computers with dedicated GPU’s for whatever your organization might need it for. To use vPro you will need an Enterprise OS and admin consoles, which means you will need an IT expert.
What Can I do with it?
Intel vPro Platform supports almost all console clients that aid in the use of the firmware and hardware. The most popular of these clients is Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). This is most likely the client your organization is using. With these clients, you can update software remotely and introduce new ones to your user base. They also have the added feature of allowing you to set network access restrictions. This platform also allows you to remotely wipe data off hard drives in the case that an employee loses their laptop, or has it stolen. It can also be used to remotely manage and diagnose PC’s in case of a virus breach, or a password was forgotten. Finally, the firmware and Intel Authenticate can lock hardware to specific users and add two-step authentications like a PIN or phone proximity.
Finally, there is an awful lot that can be done with Intel’s vPro Platform and if you would like to know more, I encourage you to read more. If you would like to just talk to someone on what your organizations’ security team can do with vPro or implement it feel free to reach out to Powerland. To Contact Powerland use the contact form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you in contact with appropriate and knowledgeable representatives.