Dec 28 2020

Intel vPro Processors: 3 Benefits When Working from Home

This powerful processor delivers productivity, security and management gains to those working at home.

Access to cloud resources and virtual private network connections are critical to supporting remote work for government agencies, of course. However, it’s just as important that workers have devices that function as true business machines. The 10th Gen Intel vPro processor series, available on nearly 200 different devices, gives remote workers the power, security and reliability they would get at the office — and also simplifies management for IT shops.

Here are three benefits Intel Core vPro processors provide to government agencies and their teleworking employees.

1. Users Get Access to Peak Performance

According to the MobileMark 2018 battery life benchmark, the 10th Gen Intel vPro processor can achieve up to 75 percent better battery performance than other processors on the market. The new processor is also the first chip from Intel with integrated Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, making it nearly three times faster than Wi-Fi 5, according to Intel.

What does all this mean for employees working from home? Workers should experience far better performance with now-ubiquitous video collaboration platforms. Battery life is another important consideration if three or four family members are all sharing a handful of electrical outlets.

2. Sound Security for Remote Work Environments

The Intel Core vPro platform offers excellent hardware-based security, with its built-in runtime basic input-output system boot protection and the advanced threat protection of Intel Hardware Shield. Workers get protection from malicious software, assurance that the OS and virtual environments are running directly on the hardware and visibility into how BIOS is using the hardware.

This is especially important in an environment where employees are distanced from IT support staff. In the past, an employee with a bricked computer might have quick and easy access to IT support. Now, baked-in security is vital.

3. A Check for System Reliability

Intel conducts a platform-level validation to make sure that a processor’s CPU, chipset, graphics, wired and wireless network interface cards, and Optane memory technology all work together seamlessly. Once again, this is the sort of thing that would be important in any context but is even more essential with many employees working remotely. When devices are purchased for employees by organizations, agencies need to know that the machines are going to work right out of the box. The Intel Core vPro platform provides that reliability.

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