Desktop virtualization presents a more efficient approach to PC management, helping to control IT costs, improve security and compliance, and enhance business continuity. Whether IT chooses local, virtual container, streaming hosts, or remote hosts as a desktop virtualization solution, one thing is certain: proper safeguards must be in place. An “intelligent client” approach based on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors provides the foundation for a highly manageable platform that protects assets while optimizing the user experience.
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With intelligent clients, you can:
- Boot software into a trusted state: Intelligent clients protect credentials during both orderly and disorderly shutdowns, protecting the integrity of the client and critical business.
- Make virtualization more efficient: Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT),1 helps to improve performance to near-native levels or better, improves security support, and eliminates the performance penalty of software-only virtualization.
- Improve isolation of one virtual environment from another: Hardware-based technology virtualizes the processor, memory, and directed I/O. Combined with leading virtualization software from companies such as Citrix and Microsoft, this can significantly help to improve security for critical processes and sensitive data.
- Enable remote management of PC security: IT can remotely unlock encrypted drives that require pre-boot authentication—even when PCs are powered off2.