UPDATED 14:22 EDT / JULY 23 2020


Intel and Ivanti combine forces, offer a prescription to self-heal remote devices

Imagine if an information-technology department could conjure a team of robots to monitor devices behind the scenes. Quietly taking care of business, they discover, manage, self-heal and self-secure devices. Their goal is to make work-from-home as secure as centralized office operations, a much-needed solution during a global pandemic and beyond.

Enter Ivanti Inc.’s Neurons solution — robotic process automation with healing powers — and Intel’s vPro platform, a collection of computer hardware technologies. Today, the companies announced the integration of Neurons with the vPro platform, creating autonomous bots with the ability to self-heal and self-secure both inside and outside corporate firewalls.

“Really helping employees through this transition and providing what we call a seamless experience as employees are working from home or on the move or location agnostic; being able to provide a service experience that understands what employee’s preferences are, what their needs are, and providing that consumer with experiences is what this joint offering between Intel and Ivanti really brings together,” said Nayaki Nayyar (pictured, left), executive vice president and chief product officer at Ivanti.

Nayyar and Stephanie Hallford (pictured, right), vice president and general manager of business client platforms at Intel, spoke with Lisa Martin, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio for a digital CUBE Conversation. They discussed the details of today’s Neurons/vPro announcement(* Disclosure below.)

Offering device as a service

Ivanti already supports over 40 million endpoints for Intel customers. By combining that foothold with Intel’s vPro platform, the companies created what they call device as a service.

Going remote is a challenge that Intel and Ivanti have both surmounted, with Intel taking a hundred thousand employees remote over a weekend, according to Hallford. But then big tech was better prepared to overcome the transition than other industries at the start of the pandemic.

“Tech companies like Ivanti, like Intel — we have been thinking about this and experiencing and planning for these things and bringing them out in our products for some time,” Hallford stated. “Most companies, and certainly all IT managers, will tell you they’re overwhelmed. They are traditionally squeezed on budget, and they have the massive requirement to take their companies entirely cloud and cloud-oriented, or maybe a hybrid of cloud and on-prem, and they really would prefer to leave network security and network management to experts. And that’s where we can come in with our platform, with our intelligence.”

With Neurons, organizations supporting Intel vPro platform-powered devices can now gain a 360-degree view of users, devices and applications and auto-remediate performance, security, configuration issues.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s CUBE Conversations(* Disclosure: Ivanti Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Ivanti nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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