Extreme Programming With Intel vPro Technology: Pushing the Limits With Innovative Software

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Executive Summary

Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) provides a fixed set of out-of-band manageability features that work independently of the operating system (OS) and work even when the computer is sleeping. This paper takes a look at how to make use of Intel AMT well beyond its intended design, and it examined how these new usages increase the value of deploying and activating Intel vPro technology. Specifically, it discusses creative uses of four Intel AMT functions: Serialover-LAN, IDE Redirection, Agent Presence, and Third-Party Data Storage. These functions are readily available to a large installed base of Intel vPro technology users. It also shows how these creative uses are secured with existing Intel AMT authentication and privacy mechanisms.

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