Today Symantec announced that it has been selected by Intel to integrate our VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) credential into the Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) platform, found in select 2nd generation Intel Core processors. You can find the complete press release here for full details.
The combination of VIP and Intel IPT creates a new class of strong authentication credential for PC users that is embedded into the Intel chipset. Now VIP and Intel IPT can help prevent unauthorized access of important information and person accounts. This new credential form factor provides a highly secure, easy to use and cost-effective way to implement strong authentication. This eliminates the need to purchase, replace or download authentication credentials and makes the implementation of strong authentication easier than ever before.
For those attending next week's RSA Conference in San Francisco, be sure to attend the panel discussion titled "Who Are You? When Security Hinges on Identity" moderated by Francis deSouza, senior vice president of the Enterprise Security Group at Symantec and includes George Thangadurai, general manager of PC client services at Intel. The panel will be taking place on Thursday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Moscone North Hall D. To view a demo of the VIP and Intel IPT technologies, please visit Symantec booth #1426 at next week's RSA Conference.