IT Whitepaper: Evaluating Microsoft Windows 8 Security on Intel Architecture Tablets

January 30th, 2013 |
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IT Best Practices: Intel IT is currently evaluating the information security and privacy protection features of Intel architecture-based tablets running Windows 8 Enterprise. Our initial evaluations indicate that, together, Windows 8 and Intel architecture provide a compelling platform for mobile devices in the enterprise, balancing enhanced information security capabilities with consumer-friendliness. We evaluated both an Intel Atom processor-based tablet and an Intel Core vPro processor-based tablet.

During our testing, we determined the combination of Windows 8 and Intel architecture offers flexible device management with enhanced security features, such as domain joining and group policies, and out-of-band management capabilities on Intel Core vPro processor-based tablets, when compared with those currently deployed in Intel’s environment. Both tablets we tested offer support for alternative authentication options, such as biometrics, and support for legacy enterprise applications. The Intel Core vPro processor-based tablet also offers hardware-assisted security through Intel Identify Protection Technology and support of Intel Anti-Theft Technology.

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