DeepSAFE 1.0 an Industry Game Changing Technology

First Hardware-Assisted Security on Eliminate Kernel Mode Malware 



The threat landscape is rapidly changing to one of advanced persistent threats and stealth attacks. A new approach to security is needed to stay ahead of the cybercriminals. On September 11th, 2011 Intel / McAfee unveiled DeepSAFE 1.0. A new technology, which will help fundamentally change and reshape the security industry. DeepSAFE 1.0 was demonstrated by McAfee at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) during Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini’s keynote. Otellini outlined the opportunities and challenges that face the industry given the proliferation of smart devices.

In order to ensure users have an engaging and productive computing experience, it is essential that devices are protected against intrusions from security breaches and malware in more effective ways than are available today. Every type of device is vulnerable, and it is this recognition combined with the desire to take a holistic approach to secure computing that led to the Intel and McAfee collaboration.

With the announcement of DeepSAFE 1.0 technology, the security industry is changing for ever by combining the power of hardware and software to create much more sophisticated ways to prevent attacks. Cybercriminals know how to evade current operating systems-based security, demanding a new paradigm – security beyond the operating system.


DeepSAFE 1.0 is a tremendous shift for the security industry and one of the biggest innovations in the security industry’s history, DeepSAFE 1.0 uses hardware features developed in the Intel processors to provide security beyond the OS. From this unique vantage point, DeepSAFE 1.0 can apply new techniques to deliver a whole new generation of protection in real time to prevent malicious activity and not just detect infections.