Encrypted Data Security

Easy to deploy and manage, and transparent to workers.

Intel® Data Guard is a hardened data encryption solution that protects files on IT-managed PCs and works with existing IT tools. Intel® Data Guard is simple to use and provides flexibility for employees to easily control their file properties. It will be offered on 6th and 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based devices, with general availability later in 2017.

Introducing Intel® Data Guard

Learn more about Intel® Data Guard, a hardware-based file, and folder encryption system that addresses security issues and helps reduce data compromise and data loss, providing protection at the point of creation and throughout the data lifecycle.

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Continual Data Protection

In 2016, the average cost of a data breach was $4M1. Companies are spending more money on data protection, but the risks continue to increase. Now with Intel® Data Guard, employee files are automatically encrypted and remain protected on IT-managed PCs when stored locally, in the cloud, or on a USB drive. It also takes advantage of other Intel security technologies (Intel® Converged Security and Manageability Engine and Intel® Software Guard Extensions) to generate, store, and retrieve highly sensitive information like group policies, encrypted keys, and access controls. This hardware-enhanced protection makes data breaches much more difficult.2

Accessible only to Authorized Users

Intel® Data Guard provides sophisticated management to bind encrypted files to the employees’ machine and their corporate identity to ensure that only authorized Active Directory users have access. If a user’s Active Directory privileges are revoked, they will no longer have access to the files.2

Easy to Deploy and Easy to Use

With Intel® Data Guard, the capabilities for hardened data protection are built in to the 6th & 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. Rest easy with a smooth deployment in your existing environment, including support for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to configure your policies. The Intel® Data Guard application can be pushed by IT with no user interaction, so employees can get started quickly without calls to IT.2 Employees’ experience is simple – their files are protected with little or no extra steps needed, allowing them to focus on their work with peace of mind.

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The Digital Workplace

Learn more on how the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor is making the digital workplace a reality across the areas IT cares about – security, productivity, and manageability. See the latest blog from Intel executive Tom Garrison that talks about the benefits of Intel® Data Guard for data protection.

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Product and Performance Information


Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.com.


Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup & configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html.