New Intel Processors Come With Malware Scanners

One of the biggest issues facing Intel today is cyber security. The vulnerabilities of Spectre and Meltdown have become apparent this year. They are a danger to many computers and devices due to their ability to compromise firewalls that protect confidential data.

Intel have recognised how important protection from malware is and so have included modern malware scanners into their new processors. The company have made big efforts to make customers aware that they take data protection very seriously.

Intel Threat Detection Technology (ITDT) was designed to protect computers from malicious attacks without having to compromise the CPU performance. The software scans the GPU rather than the CPU in order to identify potential threats. Intel have stated that this will reduce the processor loads of their modern computers exponentially from 20% down to 2%.

New functions of modern Intel processors will include:

  • Accelerated Memory Scanning
  • Advanced Platform Telemetry

The new Intel threat detection systems will go the extra mile in identifying malware and ransomware. It will use a more advanced and broad scope of search than has been seen in computers that have come before. The main focus is to acknowledge unusual processor activity and examine the reasons behind it.

New processors are also being released with Intel Security Essentials which will include Platform Trust Technology and Platform Firmware Resilience. Specific processors will have individual instructions for cyber security depending on the model. This will make cyber security less broad and more targeted to help maximise customer safety.

Intel look to be releasing some game changing processors that are focused on protection from cyber crime and data exposure. It is clear that the corporation have recognised that it is important to do this without sacrificing the functionality and efficiency of the system. For this reason Intel are integrating both important aspects of processing function.