The Future of Business Security

The business landscape is changing. With increased mobility, the rapid proliferation of devices, and an escalating pace, running a business is harder than ever. Because of this, protecting your data from hackers is more important than ever. That’s why Intel is working with many different partners to help businesses improve productivity and secure their technology. Imagine a safer, more secure digital workspace that also delivers an improved experience for the business professional.

The Problem

The digital world continues to rely on solely on passwords despite the fact they are no longer enough to safeguard against hackers. It’s a problem for every business of every size, but for enterprises, the damage done from a cyberattack could be catastrophic and cause irreparable harm. The FCC recommends you use different, complex passwords for each account, and swap them out for new versions every three months. That’s a good start, but in the long run, it still may not be enough.

The password problem is compounded by the challenge that hackers are increasingly finding new and sophisticated ways to create identity breaches.  Enter Intel Authenticate  -  the world’s first hardware enhanced multifactor authentication solution available on all 6th Generation Intel® Core™ and Core™  vPro™ business PCs. Since our 6th Gen vPro introduction in January we continue to see strong industry excitement for Intel Authenticate as a game changer in identity protection. Available as a preview today, this multi-factor authentication solution uniquely provides enterprises stronger identity protection at the hardware level versus software where the majority of attacks happen today.

On the horizon

As part of our product development strategy, we’re working closely with our partners to drive innovation on Intel Authenticate to provide real solutions to reduce identity breaches. Intel is partnering with security credential management software provider Intercede to incorporate Intel Authenticate into Intercede’s identification protection solution, MyID. This combination offers one of the most secure solutions for enterprise authentication.

"Intel® Authenticate, coupled with MyID, enables end-user companies to focus on their business and to protect their workforce and assets with a highly secure solution that is cost-effective, easy to deploy and manage across a global enterprise,” said Intercede’s CEO Richard Parris.

The partnership with Intercede — announced this week at the RSA Conference  — will enable Enterprise IT to utilize their existing investments in their identity and access and device management infrastructures with greater flexibility and control over credential policies. This is a big leap forward in removing burdensome, insecure passwords, and vastly improves security for every business.

We’re committed to working with leaders across the industry, from our partnership with Intercede to working with Landesk on secure remote manageability to one-time-password solutions with RSA’s SecurID. The LANDESK Management Suite with Intel® Remote Secure Erase technology provides the IT administrator a way to wipe out all data; allowing for immediate reuse while saving significant administrative time and costs.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the Intercede and Intel partnership and explore more about enterprise security, where you can get more information on leveraging Intel Authenticate to boost your enterprise security. And, if you haven’t already, come join the discussion on Twitter @tommgarrison.

- Tom

Tom Garrison

Vice President and General Manager

Intel Business Client Platforms

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Tom Garrison

About Tom Garrison

Tom M. Garrison is vice president in the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Business Client Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. Garrison has held a variety of management roles since joining Intel in 1994, most recently as general manager of the Data Center Engineering Group. For the seven years prior to that position, Garrison was general manager of data center planning in Intel's Data Center Group. Garrison holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Portland State University in Oregon.