New Intel chips feature anti-hacker tech

January 20, 2016 // By Rich Pell
Chipmaker Intel (Santa Clara, CA) has announced its 6th-generation Intel Core vPro processor family, which now features the company's Authenticate - a hardware-enhanced multifactor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection.

The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors is designed to address the security and productivity demands of large businesses. In addition to the new security feature, the processors are said to offer enhanced performance and collaboration for "2 in 1s," Ultrabooks, and desktop computers.

"With incredible, new, eye-catching designs, added performance, and longer battery life, the 6th-Gen Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors are setting a new standard for business computing," said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager for the Intel Business Client division in a statement. "By also adding enhanced security capabilities in the hardware, Intel has helped to make these newest PCs an integral part of a business's overall security solution, making users more secure and productive than ever before.

The processors' Intel Authenticate security feature is claimed to make a PC less vulnerable to identity and security credential attacks. It verifies identities by using a combination of up to three hardened factors at the same time: "something you know," such as a personal ID number; "something you have," such as a mobile phone; and "something you are," like a fingerprint.

A video clip that explains further is at; https://youtu.be/0gFZG7uLHtU

With PCs using the new processors, company IT departments can choose from multiple hardened factors of authentication based on company policies, and no longer haves to rely solely on employees using password authentication. According to Intel, the Authenticate feature is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10.

The new 6th-generation processors are also claimed to offer up to 2.5 times the performance, three times the battery life, and a 30-times increase in graphics performance over a five-year-old computer system.

Intel Authenticate information page
6th-generation Intel Core vPro processors information page
Intel Authenticate animation video

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