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Intel Threat Detection Technology launches

Intel launched a new security technology that the company calls Intel Threat Detection Technology today.

Intel Threat Detection Technology can best be described as a set of features that assist partners in the detection of security threats such as exploits.

Intel launches Intel Threat Detection Technology with two features and plans to introduce additional features in the future.

The first is called Accelerated Memory Scanning which moves the scanning from the processors to Intel's integrated graphics processor. The benefits of Accelerated Memory Scanning are significant: Intel notes that the technology improves scan performance while lowering power consumption and computer resources required for the scanning.

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Initial benchmarks showed that CPU utilization dropped from 20% to 2% according to Intel. While benchmarks need to be verified by independent researchers and third-parties, support for Accelerated Memory Scanning could improve battery life of mobile devices and reduce the performance impact of antivirus scans on all systems that support the technology.

The first new capability is Accelerated Memory Scanning. Current scanning technologies can detect system memory-based cyberattacks, but at the cost of CPU performance. With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the scanning is handled by Intel’s integrated graphics processor, enabling more scanning, while reducing the impact on performance and power consumption.

Intel revealed that Microsoft integrates Accelerated Memory Scanning into Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and that the functionality is available already. The company did not provide details but it seems likely that Microsoft will deliver the new functionality through updates of Windows Defender on systems that support Advanced Threat Protection.

Advanced Threat Protection is only available for Windows 10 currently, and there only for devices running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or newer versions.

Microsoft announced earlier this year, however, that the security feature will become available for devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 this Summer.

The second feature of Intel Threat Detection Technology is called Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry. The feature uses "platform telemetry" data with machine learning algorithms to improve the detection of threats, reduce false positives and "minimize performance impact".

The second Intel Threat Detection Technology is Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry. Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry combines platform telemetry with machine learning algorithms to improve the detection of advanced threats, while reducing false positives and minimizing performance impact.

Intel found a first partner in Cisco which plans to integrate the functionality in the Cisco Tetration platform.

Closing Words

Antivirus scans may impact performance of systems and any attempt to reduce the impact is a welcome one, especially if it coincides with a drop in battery use and comes with higher scan numbers.

Advanced Memory Scanning needs to be tested to verify Intel's claims and I'm always cautious when companies mention Telemetry or other forms of data collecting.

Now You: What's your take on Intel Threat Detection Technology?

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Comments

  1. John Fenderson said on April 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    “What’s your take on Intel Threat Detection Technology?”

    Well, first, given that Intel seems to have a habit of downplaying security flaws when they’re found in their chips, I don’t have the highest level of trust in Intel’s silicon. That said…

    Accelerated Memory Scanning sounds like a great idea.

    Advanced Platform Telemetry? No. Just no. The existence of this capability baked into the chip is more reason to avoid Intel CPUs. Have we learned nothing from AMT?

  2. 11r20 said on April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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    Intel is yer~~~backdoor man~~~
    =^.^=

  3. pHROZEN gHOST said on April 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    Intel Threat Detection Technology has detected Windows 10 on your PC.
    Your PC has been shut down to protect you.

  4. Anonymous said on April 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    did you read about another bios vulnerability from intel? XD
    https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00087&languageid=en-fr

  5. ilev said on April 17, 2018 at 8:45 pm
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    “The second Intel Threat Detection Technology is Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry. Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry combines platform telemetry with machine learning algorithms to improve the detection of advanced threats, while reducing false positives and minimizing performance impact.”

    Does this mean that Intel will flag Microsoft’s telemetry in Windows 7,8.1 and 10 ?

  6. bomarly041 said on April 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    Oh! Great an new PR stunt…

  7. 11r20 said on April 17, 2018 at 11:33 pm
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    Wonder if this little report has anything to do with the last 24 plus hours of hack attacks inside the U.S… All originating from inside the U.S. “”5 from Microsoft attacking Dekalb Junction NY””>>screenshots
    http://allnewspipeline.com/Global_Cyber_Attacks_April_17.php

    Yet the fake media claims Russian Hackers; Russia, Russia, Russia

  8. Dave said on April 18, 2018 at 12:21 am
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    So they want to “assist partners” by using “telemetry” they gather from “my” pc?

    Does this translate into “help enforce drm”?

    1. Mola Ram, CEO Microsoft said on April 18, 2018 at 1:25 am
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      Sure, because US tech companies have the sacred god-given right to all of your data and control of your life.

  9. ULBoom said on April 18, 2018 at 5:36 am
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    Who knows what Intel’s doing? This could be a turkey roaster and they wouldn’t know how to explain how to use it but could write a book on how to remove every last tiny bit of feathers from the bird. Maybe someone at Intel can take all the security minutiae they dig up and rationally decide what’s important and what isn’t.

  10. Shawross said on April 19, 2018 at 5:48 am
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    It seems the later the generation of Intel CPU the more likelihood of a backdoor.

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