Intel is in PC industry competitive enterprises, product coverage, such as the CPU, NIC, SSD. Recently, foreign PC makers Purism in their own blog resounding pointed out thatThey will never use the AMT Intel technology and network card equipment in the notebook.
Intel AMT is the abbreviation of active management technology, also is the active management technology, designed for a characteristic of a enterprise, service to support the vPro core processor and Intel Xeon, in simple terms can help it managers of remote query, reduction, upgrade, protection equipment.
Purism said, it is because of the work characteristics of AMT,Make your computer can be in the realization of the hardware level remote access, such as the most simple switch machine, access to shared files, running programs, keyboard records, in other words, AMT is essentially the back door".
So, if you want to enable AMT there are three necessary conditions, one isSupport vPro vPro technology for chip, two is the Intel produced the card, the three is the installation of enterprise ME management program (Management Engine Intel).
Purism is doing it now,Don't cut off the Intel card, the two is the installation of consumer grade ME management program.
Data show that Purism an origin to the public raised platform crowd supply start-up companies, the main development equipped with PureOS nuclear qubes OS security operating system (Linux based notebook, qubes virtualization due to higher requirements on the performance of the hardware, the 13 models of their Librem to mining above the i5 processors.