Intel Core Gen12 processors have marked a major turning point in many ways. On the one hand, these chips use one of the most advanced, high-transistor density processes in the world, and on the other hand, they have given a revolutionary twist thanks to the use of a hybrid design that combines the best of two worlds: the high performance of the Golden Cove architecture, present in the «P» cores, and the efficiency of the Gracemont architecture, used in the «E» cores.
That hybrid design breaks new ground in the technology sector. We no longer have to choose between performance and efficiency, we can enjoy both values in the same processor, but what about security? As expected, the chip giant has not neglected this aspect either, although it was an issue on which it could not give you details because we had signed an NDA that has finally expired today.
With the arrival of Intel Core Gen12 processors, the chip giant has confirmed the debut of four new versions of its vPro technology, a platform that responds to the new challenges that the professional sector must face in terms of securityand that starts from a widely diversified model to be able to cover, in a specialized way, even the particular needs of the most demanding sectors.
Intel Core Gen12 processors with vPro technology: Enterprise for Windows, Enterprise for Chrome, Essentials, and An Evo Design
As we anticipated, the chip giant has started from a common goal with its new Intel vPro platform, to improve security. However, this objective has been met, and adapteddepending on the particularities of each target device. This makes all the sense in the world since, in the end, a Windows-based computer does not have the same security needs as a Chrome-based computer, to give an easy-to-understand example.
That approach allows Intel to offer a highly specialized security response depending on the needs of each user, of each professional profile, and maintaining a high value in terms of administration, performance and productivity. In this sense, we must obviously take into account the value that Intel Core Gen12 processors represent by themselves, which are the most powerful on the market in single-wire performance.
Personally, I think Intel has got it dead right, and for two big reasons. The first is that security is more important today than ever, but at the same time it is less important than tomorrow. This simple expression helps us to explain that the weight of security at a professional level has grown a lot in recent years, and that this trend will not change, that is, it will continue to grow in the coming years. A safe and secure work environment is a more productive environment, and also a more profitable one. You just have to stop and think for a moment about what a security breach can mean, both in terms of costs and corporate image.
Intel vPro for Windows: integrates a set of advanced security features such as Intel Hardware Shield, Intel Control Flow Enforcement Technology, Intel Threat Detection Technology, Intel Total Memory Encryption – Multi-Key (Intel TME-MK) and Intel Virtualization Technology with Redirect Protection (Intel VT-rp ). It is the most complete version, and it also stands out for offering a high degree of management and high stability.
Intel vPro for Chrome: This platform has Intel TME-MK technologies, which prevent physical attacks on the device, and Intel Key Locker, which protects encrypted keys. With these advances it is possible to add a layer of security to Chromebooks that can optimally cover the needs of the most demanding companies.
Intel vPro Essentials: we find a platform that responds to the needs of small and medium-sized companies, and that includes key solutions such as Intel Hardware Shield, and also Intel Standard Manageability. As we can see, its goal is to improve security, but also management and support.
Intel vPro An Evo Design: We close with a version that meets the requirements of the vPro and Evo designs, which means that, under this platform, it is possible to create laptops that offer an optimal experience to professional users, and in a broad sense, that is, both at the performance, security, mobility and connectivity.
In the attached image you can find a summary with all the key technologies that integrate the Intel Core Gen12 vPro processors, and just below these lines you can see the processors that will use said technology. The list includes very wide models and groups both the Alder Lake-H, P and U series within the portable sector as well as the Alder Lake-S K (multiplier unlocked), non-K (multiplier locked) and T (low power) series.
According to Intel, the new vPro platform is the most comprehensive security solution in its class, enables improved productivity through collaboration, offers an advanced set of management capabilities and adapts to the needs of any professional. The chip giant has also confirmed that it is being adopted by more than 150 partnerswhich is equivalent to a guaranteed success.