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Intel Unveils Anti-Theft Core vPro Processors

Written on March 09, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Stolen laptop? Though we might not be able to track where it is, we can do a system lockdown through a simple SMS. What are we talking about? We're talking about the Intel Core vPro processor.

Nothing says “you’re screwed” more than having your laptop, tablet or desktop containing corporate and private data lost or stolen. Intel is right on the case for those scenarios as they’ve unveiled its second-generation Core vPro processors which allows you to disable a lost or stolen unit through an encrypted over a . Should the unit and system miraculously comes back, then another SMS can unlock it. The Core vPro is available on Intel’s new Core , i5, and i7 business chips. And no, the technology to track your stolen still hangs in the air.

The Intel Core vPro processors will be used in business laptops, tablets, desktops and all-in-one PCs which will be made available soon by computer manufacturers including , Hewelett-Packard, Lenovo and . The chip includes the third generation Technology and an Identity Protection Technology which secures a website from hackers without laptops that possess the technology.

In a recent survey of 329 organizations, it was discovered that a total of 86,000 laptops were lost in a year. Another survey conducted by Ponemon averaged the cost lost data at $49,246 which means that businesses lost an overall total of $2.1 billion or $6.4 million per organization. With the new technology provided by the Intel Core vPro, let’s hope things might take a turn.

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