Introduced Intel Threat Detection Technology and the Intel Security Essentials framework that standardizes the security features built into its processors.


Intel has introduced developments that have to do with silicon level security .

On the one hand, it has introduced detection technology under the name of Intel Threat Detection Technology or, directly, Intel TDT. This includes features that allow the ecosystem to detect new types of threats and advanced vulnerabilities, and that are already going to be implemented by Microsoft and Cisco.

One of those features is Accelerated Memory Scanning , the accelerated memory scan in which Intel’s integrated graphics processor is concerned with limiting the impact on performance and energy consumption. In fact, Intel says its comparisons with test systems show a drop in CPU usage from 20% to 2%.

Microsoft will integrate Accelerated Memory Scanning into the advanced anti-virus protection feature of Windows Defender this month.

The second feature is called I ntel Advanced Platform Telemetry and is advanced telemetry for platforms that uses machine learning algorithms and promises to optimize problem detection. It should also reduce the impact on performance, in addition to fighting false positives.

In this case the implementation will come from Cisco . The first product to integrate this technology will be Cisco Tetration.

In addition to Intel Threat Detection Technology, Intel has also announced the Intel Security Essentials framework that standardizes features built into Intel Core, Xeon and Atom processors for issues such as secure boot, accelerated cryptography, hardware protection and applications at runtime.