LAST WEEK at Intel Folsom's Security Seminars, various speakers kept referring to the importance of Intel's Vpro. Vpro, much like Centrino and Viiv, is the branding of a collection of technologies and tools for Intel-verified hardware.
Intel marketing blurbs describe Vpro as “centered around manageability and security. Vpro is intended to reduce desk-side visits by IT administrative staff and reduce labour-intensive manual processes for IT folks in large organisations”. vPro combines a number of existing technical features within a Q965-class chipset and Intel's AMT (Active Management Technology).