Last year, multiple major companies found themselves at the hands of hackers. T-Mobil, The Trump tower, Ashley Madison, and CVS Pharmacy were among the many victims of security breaches.
So, when Intel unveiled its newest line of processors yesterday, it decided to give computer users a little security treat.
The company’s 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processors now feature Intel Authenticate Solution, a hardware-enhanced multifactor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection.
With hackers finding new ways to break into old PCs by stealing user credentials and gain access to company information, Intel set out to find a way to protect organizations. Even older computers that require eight-character passwords that change every 90 days have become increasingly susceptible to attacks and require an even greater level of protection.
To address this, Intel created a new security innovation called Intel® Authenticate for businesses to begin internally testing and qualifying. According to the company, Intel Authenticate will make computers less vulnerable to identity and security credential attacks.
Intel Authenticate verifies identities by using a combination of up to three factors at the same time: “something you know,” such as a personal identification number; “something you have.” So for example, something you know could be considered a PIN number, something you have may be a mobile phone, and something you are would be considered a fingerprint.
An organization’s IT can choose from multiple factors of authentication that are based on its policies, and will no longer have to rely on the memorization of complicated passwords. Intel Authenticate is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10, and is available for customers to preview.
Check out the Intel infographic below to learn more about the security protection solution