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Intel's branding for a collection of advances in its x86 CPU chips and chipsets, which include hardware virtualization, hyperthreading and real-time speed enhancements (see VT, hyperthreading and Turbo Boost). Introduced with the Core 2 Duo CPU and chipset in late 2006, vPro initially featured Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT).

Active Management Technology (AMT)
AMT is hardware-based remote systems management, which was the original. Using a third-party management console such as OpenView or LANdesk, system administrators can wake up, inventory, diagnose, repair and push security updates and patches to all vPro systems in the network.

The AMT chipset provides an out-of-band communications channel that works no matter what functioning or non-functioning state the OS is in. It provides a non-volatile memory for critical system data that cannot be compromised, and it has the ability to isolate a PC from the network if threatened or infected. See x86 chip platform and Intel Core.

vPro Branding
Intel has promoted vPro whenever possible as in this label on a Lenovo laptop.
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It also supports Intel[R] Active Management Technology 11 (Intel[R] AMT 11) for remote management.
Managing the Portege Z30-E is made easy with in-built Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) meaning IT departments can easily make updates at any time.
Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said last week a security issue that would allow attackers to access corporate laptops remotely "exists within Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) and potentially affects millions of laptops globally."
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) is available for the Intel Core i5 processor models, enabling remote investigation and recovery for cases that include OS failure, application freeze, or absence of power supply.
addressing issues with Intel's active management technology (AMT), Intel standard manageability (ISM), and small business technology (SBT).
"There is an escalation of privilege vulnerability in IntelA Active Management Technology (AMT), IntelA Standard Manageability (ISM), and IntelA Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products.
With installed Intel Core vPRO processor, the DQ170 can support Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), which can remotely manage and troubleshoot the client PC system via a wire or wireless network (across different network segments) from anywhere in the world, effectively reducing the cost and manpower of on-site maintenance.
The PICO500 runs well with Windows[R] 8.1 and 10 operating systems that support Intel[R] Active Management Technology 11 (AMT 11) for better remote management (on Intel[R] Core(TM) i7 & i5 processor only).
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) safeguards the data on local storage, while Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) allows the IT department to monitor, maintain, repair, update and upgrade machines remotely.
Inters integrated Active Management Technology (AMT) makes remote management easy, including password-protected remote diagnostics and maintenance.
The 3rd generation Intel Core processor family also continues to feature Intel(r) Active Management technology (Intel(r) AMT) for remote diagnosis and management of problems and repairs without the need for costly on-site service visits.