Intel Threat Detection Technology protects the CPU and protects systems from attacks

After Specter and Meltdown became known , it did not take long for Intel, as one of the major processor manufacturers affected, to quickly focus on security for future processors. The detection of hazards can be very computationally intensive, the CPU load is then not without it and can lead to significant performance losses in large systems. Intel wants to counteract this with Intel Threat Detection Technology.


Intel ThreatDetection Technology currently consists of two components, which can also be used separately from one another. For example, Microsoft will use Accelerated Memory Scanning in Windows Defender ATP. The advantage? The CPU load drops to up to 2 percent, from 20 percent with the previously common method. Accelerated memory scanning uses the integrated Intel graphics unit to call up the required computing power.


The second point is the Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry, which will be integrated into the Cisco Tetration platform. A combination of platform telemetry and machine learning algorithms to detect advanced attacks, reduce false positives and have less performance degradation.


Also new: Intel Security Essentials for Intel Core, Intel Xeon and Intel Atom processors. These are technologies for secure boot, accelerated cryptography, hardware protection and other areas that are of security interest. Manufacturers can offer so much more security without having to do the whole thing at the expense of performance.

For more information on Intel endeavors, please contact Intel directly .