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The first Intel-based smartphone for Europe, the Orange San Diego, has launched and will be available in retail starting June 6. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460, the Orange San Diego offers consumers high-performance capabilities with a rich user experience and at an affordable price. This device features a 4.03-inch display and a camera burst mode that allows consumers to snap 10 pictures in under a second with 8-megapixel quality. The device also supports HSPA+ with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform. For more information please visit the Intel Newsroom.

will.i.am called for rain and the Ultrabook delivered for the London-set music video of “This is Love.”

will.i.am called for rain and the Ultrabook delivered for the London-set music video of “This is Love.”

will.i.am being Intel’s director of innovation probably helped get Ultrabook cast in his latest music video, but the “in” didn’t equate to pampered treatment as the Intel system gets rained on for more than half the song. “This is Love,” featuring Dutch singer Eva Simons, is will.i.am’s new dance floor single off the American star’s upcoming solo album, #willpower, on Interscope Records. Set in London and marking will.i.am’s directorial debut, the video uses an Ultrabook as a working prop with simulated images. Word from the crew is that the Ultrabook powered through the shoot despite the soggy elements, but its current condition is unknown. No doubt something for a future episode of “E! Behind the Scenes.”

Intel® Ultrabook™ Infographic

Intel® Ultrabook™ Infographic

The next wave of Ultrabook devices powered by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors (previously code named “Ivy Bridge”) will be officially introduced next week at Computex Taipei 2012. With this launch, Intel is one step closer to realizing its vision for a multi-year, industry-wide endeavor to create a no-compromise, more secure computing experience. Announced just a year ago, there are 21 Ultrabook devices in the market today, and momentum is growing with more than 110 designs in the pipeline (and more coming). For a sneak peek of the advancements made by Intel engineers and the new specifications used to define 3rd generation Intel Core-based Ultrabook devices, check out the Technology@Intel blog. Then, tune in to the live stream on the Intel Facebook page on June 4 at 11 p.m. PT (2 p.m. local time in Taiwan)  to hear Tom Kilroy, Intel senior vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing Group, deliver the opening keynote at Computex 2012 where he will make the announcement and describe how Intel is innovating to deliver superior experiences across a range of mobile devices. The presentation will also be archived in the Intel Newsroom, and you can download a high-resolution version of the infographic.


  • Orange UK to launch the San Diego Android smartphone powered by Intel technology on the 6th June
  • The feature packed San Diego from Orange features Intel’s Atom processor, as well as HD Voice, HD Video and an 8MP camera with ‘burst’ capture mode
  • The San Diego will be available on pay as you go and pay monthly price plans nationwide from Orange shops, Orange telesales and orange.co.uk



Orange San Diego with Intel Inside®

Orange San Diego
with Intel Inside®

Orange San Diego with Intel Inside®

Orange San Diego with Intel Inside®


London, UK – 31 May 2012: Orange today unveiled the San Diego, a new high-performance Android smartphone powered by Intel inside®, which will be available exclusively on Orange from 6th June nationwide.


The San Diego (previously codenamed ‘Orange Santa Clara’) is the first Intel powered smartphone to launch in Europe and will deliver users the latest in innovative smartphone capabilities at an affordable price point.


The handset is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 and supports HSPA+ with the Intel® XMM™ 6260 Platform.  Together, these Intel solutions deliver users a fast and responsive browsing experience.


The San Diego features High-definition (HD) video, helping it to support a rich entertainment offering along with 1080p video capture, image stabilization and HDMI out. What’s more, the handset boasts an 8 mega-pixel camera which features ‘Burst’ mode allowing it to take 10 pictures in under a second to ensure you capture all the action and can choose the very best pictures to keep and share.  The San Diego also comes with mobile HD voice for outstanding audio quality, and features a 4.03” capacitive display, A-GPS and Bluetooth 2.1.


From the home screen, the San Diego will come with quick link access to:

  • Orange Wednesdays: 2-4-1 cinema ticket app – allowing you to read reviews, watch trailers as well as redeem 2-4-1 vouchers all from your handset
  • Your Orange: To help customers keep up to date and manage their Orange account
  • Orange Gestures: Allowing users to draw natural and intuitive gestures on their home screen which can give one-stroke access to their favourite applications or services


The San Diego will be available for £199.99 on Orange Pay As You Go, when customers top up by £10 in Orange shops. When they take out the handset on pay as you go, they will also receive a free monthly allowance of 250Mb* of mobile data per month for 12 months. Alternatively, for launch, the handset will be free to customers who take a 24 month price plan from £15.50 a month until the 25th of July** 2012. The package includes 50 any network call minutes, 50 texts, as well as 100MB of mobile data a month.


Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, Orange UK commented: “We’re proud to be working with such an exciting partner as Intel, and offering our customers the first Orange Intel powered smartphone on the market.”


“The San Diego is a great addition to our own-branded device portfolio, and is testament to our heritage in offering consumers great value innovation."


“We congratulate Orange on the launch of their ’San Diego’ smartphone with Intel inside,” said Mike Bell, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Mobile and Communications Group. “Orange is truly a progressive operator who has its finger on the pulse on its customer base. The new Intel-based smartphone exemplifies Orange’s focus on delivering a well executed product to its users, from the quality and feel of industrial design to the overall software and applications experience.”


San Diego customers will also benefit from access to T-Mobile’s signal too, meaning they can call, text and access high speed mobile internet in more places across the UK, as well as benefit from Quick Tap Treats – the UK’s first mobile contactless retail reward scheme, and discount on Orange home broadband.


The handset will be supported by a multimillion pound advertising campaign, featuring the Orange ninja creative which will commence in June. The advertising campaign will feature across TV, outdoor, print and online.


The San Diego will be available from 6th June from Orange shops, Orange

Orange telesales and the Orange online shop.  For more information, visit www.orange.co.uk/intel


About Orange UK
Orange is the key brand of the France Telecom Group, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. With almost 131 million customers, the Orange brand now covers Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates.


In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%. Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.


On July 1 2010, the company became part of Everything Everywhere, one company that runs two of Britain's most famous brands - Orange UK and T-Mobile UK - with plans to transform the industry by giving customers instant access to everything, everywhere, offering them the best value, best choice and best network coverage in the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is the UK’s biggest communications company, with a combined customer base of almost 28 million people and more than 720 retail stores across the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is registered at Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9BW under the registered company number 02382161.


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


  • The Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Big Data will be located at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and five additional collaborating universities.
  • Research at the ISTC will focus on ways to analyze big datasets to develop solutions for such diverse fields as government, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing and retail.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 30, 2012 –Intel Corporation announced today that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won a national search to become the newest Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Big Data and will be hosted by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).


The new research center will seek to accelerate the pace of scientific and medical discoveries, enterprise and industrial computing and encourage innovation in the design of new data-intensive end-user experiences.


By creating and funding an ecosystem of leading researchers in the field and providing a collaborative center such as the ISTC for Big Data, Intel and its partners' goal is to explore new computational solutions for how people share, store and manipulate large amounts of data. This will enable the extraction of the right information to gain new additional insights.


“We are witnessing unprecedented growth in unstructured digital data and this will only accelerate further through the rapid increase of mobile Internet devices such as phones, cars and signs, and the projected development of the ‘Internet of Things,’ which will be constantly sensing the world around us,” said Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer. “For this massive amount of what is called ‘Big Data’ to be useful, it has to be analyzed to be made understandable. Our goal is to innovate and guide this work across multiple fields, from medical to media, to extract meaning from large amounts of data.”


“At MIT, we are honored that Intel chose CSAIL as the hub of its Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data; the selection represents a vote of confidence in our ability to work together to accelerate breakthrough research,” said Susan Hockfield, MIT president. “One of MIT's defining strengths is our commitment to working with industry allies like Intel.”


The new ISTC for Big Data is Intel’s sixth research center to open since January 2011. Intel is operating five other U.S.-based ISTCs in the fields of visual computing, secure computing, cloud computing, embedded computing and pervasive computing.


Big Data Research
Research at the new ISTC for Big Data will center on exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with the massive, unstructured and dynamic nature of Big Data. These Big Data attributes are often a poor fit for relational models of conventional database systems and end-user needs for complex, real-time decision-making stay unmet.


Specific research will examine designing and prototyping hardware and software for storing, managing, processing, understanding and visualizing data; discovering novel algorithms and scalable, co-designed architectural alternatives; and innovative ways of optimizing modern processor technology trends such as multicore, manycore and emerging non-volatile memory technologies. The research could impact several areas:

  • Economic analysis: Research at the center will make it possible to visualize and better understand factors driving the global economy. It will become possible for individuals, traders, corporate strategists and government policymakers to combine and analyze streams of real-time data representing financial transactions, social network effects, climate and political developments for faster and better decisions.
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences:  Huge amounts of data need to be processed across the medical community. For example, in the complex area of genetics and gene expression, Big Data analytics could bring the hope of creating more customized treatments for people by making sense of the petabytes of information.
  • Retail: Today’s retail business is a real-time information-driven enterprise. Every customer interaction and movement of a product through a distribution network is measured and used to refine pricing strategies, update inventory decisions and tailor customer incentives. The center’s research will focus on how it can help retailers access information that didn’t exist before or were too costly or complex, so they are able to delight customers with outstanding selection, service and intelligent personalized offers.
  • Government:  Safety and security professionals need actionable intelligence that can help predict scenarios that can be utilized in the fields of disaster preparedness, intelligence gathering and even crowd management. The ISTC for Big Data will explore solutions that can help turn their gold mine of data into high-quality information that can increase efficiencies and inform decisions.


With MIT as its hub school, the ISTC for Big Data will include faculty research collaborators from six U.S. universities, the others being the University of California at Santa Barbara, Portland State University, Brown University, University of Washington and Stanford University. The ISTC for Big Data is expected to complement and benefit from the synergistic research in related fields of cloud and visual computing at the other ISTCs. The ISTC for Big Data is co-led by MIT professors Michael Stonebreaker and Sam Madden as the university principal investigators, and Intel Fellow Pradeep Dubey as the industry principal investigator. Intel’s Jeff Parkhurst will serve as the center’s program director.


To learn more about Intel Big Data initiatives and to get access to useful resources that are helping businesses turn big data into intelligence, visit www.intel.com/bigdata.


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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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The Lenovo LePhone K800 smartphone, based on the Intel technology, has launched in China. The handset is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 and delivers a high-performance, low-power smart computing experience to mobile phone users. The LePhone K800 also brings support for full HD 1080P video and wireless display sharing. View the press release for more information.

Lenovo LePhone K800 brings a High-Performance Mobile Computing Experience


Lenovo LePhone K800* with Intel® Inside

Lenovo LePhone K800
powered by Intel Inside®

Lenovo LePhone K800* with Intel® Inside

Beijing, China, May 30, 2012 -- Intel Corporation and Lenovo Group today announced the general availability of the Lenovo LePhone K800 in China, Lenovo’s first smartphone with Intel Inside®. The LePhone K800 will be available on Lenovo’s official website, 360Buy.com, selected Suning & GOME stores and Lenovo retail stores and is priced at approximately RMB 3,299 ($524 USD). Today’s announcement also marks an important milestone between both companies and a long-standing engagement of collaboration and innovation which spans many facets of mobile computing.


The new Lenovo K800 smartphone has adopted Intel® Atom™ processor, and brings to mobile phone users in China a high performance, low power smart computing experience, and broader choices.


“As Lenovo’s first smartphone with Intel inside, the launch of LePhone K800 has milestone significance,” said Chen Xudong, senior vice president of Lenovo Group and president of Lenovo China. “LePhone K800 represents an innovative achievement for Lenovo in the PC+ era, as well, a significant progress for Lenovo in smartphone market segment. Lenovo and Intel will continue to intensify their cooperation, integrating respective advantages in technology and resources to introduce more and better products and to explore the new frontier of the mobile Internet together.”


“With Lenovo’s launch of LePhone K800, we have successfully realized the idea of expanding Intel’s computing strengths into the smartphone market segment in China,” said Ian Yang, corporate vice president and president of Intel China. “Intel continues to expand its smartphone product lines and ecosystem, looking for wider spectrum of cooperation. China has become the world’s largest smartphone market as the worldwide demands continue to grow. Intel is committed to working with industry partners to collaborate and innovate to develop and bring to the world Intel-based smartphone technologies, products and application models.”


LePhone K800 mainly targets technological pioneers and business elites and aspires to bring Chinese consumers the high performance of Intel inside, with advanced imaging capabilities and a wireless display sharing experience.


Extreme Performance of Intel Inside®
LePhone K800 has a powerful chip – 1.6GHz high-performance Intel® Atom™ processor – providing robust performance to the phone and to easily meet various application demands.


With Intel® Hyper Threading technology, LePhone K800 possesses advanced multitasking capability to simultaneously run and smoothly switch between several applications. The phone also brings support for HSPA+ 21Mbs network with the Intel XMM 6260 platform that provides users with a snappy Internet experience, including fast application responsiveness, while the low power feature of the Intel 32nm Atom™ chip helps to enable competitive low power to provide users with long hours of conversation and entertainment.


Stunning Visual Experience
A 4.5-inch IPS full-view screen and 400MHz GPU with advanced graphics mean wider viewing angle and visual experience. On one hand, it is a high-quality personal cinema that allows users to readily enjoy the smooth visual effect of Full HD 1080P videos, and on the other, it is also a portable gaming center which provides an enhanced game experience.


In addition, it is also a super camera. With powerful photographic functions, users can shoot 1080P HD videos. With the fast responsiveness of the camera, users will not have to worry about missing life’s most precious moments.


Wireless Display Sharing Experience
The LePhone K800’s unique wireless display technology provides a new option to users, allowing them to extend video and images from the smaller mobile phone screen onto a bigger TV screen, making LePhone K800 a true home entertainment center.


LePhone K800 adopts Android 2.3.7 OS, with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM built-in and is equipped with 4.5-inch IPS full-view screen, 8 million-pixel rear camera and 1.3 million-pixel front camera.


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information, see www.lenovo.com.


Intel, Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel Inside is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Today, Google introduced the next-generation Samsung Chromebook and Chromebox. Both are based on Intel® Core™ processors, making it even easier for people to work and live in the cloud. Chrome OS is another example of Intel's unique software strategy to support multiple operating systems that run best on Intel architecture, increasing user choice. As one of the largest contributors to open source, Intel continues to work closely with Google and our OEM partners to help optimize and deliver Chrome devices. With options for Chrome devices ranging from Intel® Atom™ to Intel Core processors, consumers can expect to see additional OEM designs later this year.

This year’s WEF East Asia will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 30 to June 1, 2012. For the first time Intel is participating actively in the summit and will hold a press conference onsite to announce some strategic Intel Capital initiatives. Gregory Bryant, vice-president and general manager of Intel Asia Pacific; Sudheer Kuppam, managing director of Intel Capital Asia Pacific and Uday Marty, Intel South East Asia director will join the brightest minds in the region to discuss how to “shape the region’s future with connectivity.” Get more information at intel.sg/wef.

Project Monument lets you build your own personal monument by aggregating iconic objects that shaped your life and then share it with your Facebook friends. Today Intel, OMD and Microsoft Advertising launched an interactive social media experience inspired by Ultrabook™ - the iconic object of our time. Build your Monument at http://www.intel.co.uk/projectmonument.

In commemoration of Memorial Day, honor those in service by sharing special photos via the apps in Intel AppUpâ„  center. Snapseed is an innovative photo enhancement app with a powerful suite of imaging filters and tools for anyone. Photobucket allows you to upload and save those photos from your device to your online albums. Organize your photos and memories using BlueBirds Plus, a sleek information aggregate that helps you stay informed straight from your desktop. Finally, what better way to spend your day off than at the movies with Fandango?

60 Innovation used to be something that only happened behind the closed doors of small research labs. However, as explained in recent 60 Second Insights interviews, anyone can be an innovator in today’s society where technology is readily available to the masses and collaboration is convenient. How has the Internet and collaborative environments such as hackerspaces affecting modern innovation? And has traditional lab research faded away? What are the drivers of innovation? These questions and more are addressed in 60 Second Insights executive interviews focused on innovation and how it’s changing our everyday lives. Thought leaders from David Ginsberg of Intel, Kate Swanborg of DreamWorks Animation, Brett Weinstein of United Talent Agency, and Patrick Regardh of Ericsson are featured.

Intel has just launched its new Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K, Intel’s first Desktop Board with Thunderbolt™ Technology. Intel’s latest Extreme board is based on the Z77 chipset and optimized for the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core –K processors in the LGA1155 package. Thunderbolt technology expands PC capabilities and performance, quickly and easily, enabling a whole new market for innovative devices. It delivers 10Gb/s bi-directional data transfer rates, carrying both data and display, and ability to daisy chain devices from a single connector. Intel’s best-in-class DZ77RE-75K board features the Intel Visual BIOS, which enables highly customized performance tuning and overclocking of the CPU core, graphics and memory speeds with unlocked Intel Core –K processors. Other features include touch-screen support, top to bottom graphical interface, and full mouse and keyboard enabled controls. Click on these links for more information about the Intel Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K and Thunderbolt Technology.

Total Investment Includes New Intel Collaborative Research Institutes in U.K., Germany and Israel



  • Intel will invest more than $40 million over the next 5 years in a worldwide network of university research centers called "Intel Collaborative Research Institutes" (ICRI).
  • The ICRI program will bring together experts from academia and industry to invent the future of technology.
  • New Institutes include the ICRI for Sustainable Connected Cities in the United Kingdom; ICRI for Secure Computing in Germany; and the ICRI for Computational Intelligence in Israel.
  • Each Intel Collaborative Research Institute is led by a "hub" school and will span multiple "spoke" universities, building a vibrant global community of researchers.



SANTA CLARA, CALIF., May 24, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced it will invest more than $40 million over the next 5 years in a worldwide network of university research communities called the Intel Collaborative Research Institutes (ICRI). The ICRI program is based on the successful U.S.-based Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTCs), and will bring together experts from academia and industry to help explore and invent in the next generation of technologies that could impact the lives of many in the future.


"The new Intel Collaborative Research Institute program underscores our commitment to establishing and funding collaborative university research to fuel global innovation in key areas and help address some of today's most challenging problems," said Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel. "Forming a multidisciplinary community of Intel, faculty and graduate student researchers from around the world will lead to fundamental breakthroughs in some of the most difficult and vexing areas of computing technology."


The three ICRIs will collaborate with their own multi-university communities and other ICRIs, as well as the U.S.-based ISTCs, strengthening Intel's global research network. In addition, two previously established centers are being incorporated in the ICRI program: Intel Visual Computing Institute (Saarland University) and the Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center (National Taiwan University), extending Intel's global research network even further.

Each institute will have a specialized focus, but is encouraged to incorporate the unique environments within their region, country and area of research. The three new ICRIs include:

  • The ICRI for Sustainable Connected Cities, United Kingdom. This joint collaboration among Intel, Imperial College London and University College London aims to address challenging social, economic and environmental problems of city life with computing technology. Using London as a test bed, researchers will explore technologies to make cities more aware and adaptive by harnessing real-time user and city infrastructure data. For example, through a city urban cloud platform, the city managers could perform real-time city optimizations such as predicting the effects of extreme weather events on the city's water and energy supplies, resulting in delivery of near-real-time information to citizens through citywide displays and mobile applications.
  • The ICRI for Secure Computing, Germany. At this Institute, Intel and the Technische Universität Darmstadt will explore ways to dramatically advance the trustworthiness of mobile and embedded devices and ecosystems. For example, the joint research will seek ways to develop secure, car-to-device communications for added driver safety; new approaches to secure mobile commerce, and a better understanding of privacy and its various implementations. By grounding the research in the needs of future users, the institute will then research software and hardware to enable robust, available, survivable systems for those use cases.
  • The ICRI for Computational Intelligence, Israel. In a joint collaboration with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the ICRI will explore ways to enable computing systems to augment human capabilities in a wide array of complex tasks. For example, by developing body sensors that continuously monitor the owner's body, researchers could then pre-process this information and take appropriate actions. The system can continuously monitor human functions from the brain, heart, blood, eyes and more, and send this data to a remote server that will combine them with other data such as environmental weather conditions, along with historical data, and could proactively warn people about a potential headache or dizziness during driving.


"Intel has long recognized that the computing industry is sustained by the efforts of many participants," said Chris Ramming, director of Intel Labs University Collaborations Office. "We are hopeful that we will be able to expand the program and include other industry and government sponsors to find new ways to accelerate the creation and adoption of valuable new technologies."


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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel® Cloud SSO Delivered on Force.com Platform and Aligned with McAfee Helps Enables Secure, Convenient Access to Popular Online Apps



  • Identity and Access Management-as-a-Service offering delivered by leading security and cloud platform vendors Intel, McAfee*and salesforce.com*.
  • Salesforce credentials deliver single sign-on to all Force.com applications and thousands of cloud apps.
  • Protect users and ensure compliance with context-aware strong authentication based on network, mobile, or time based parameters.
  • Multi-tenant offering deployed on Force.com; available immediately via salesforce.com’s AppExchange and Intel.



SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2012 – Intel® Cloud SSO, a cloud-based Identity and Access Management-as-a-Service (IAMaaS) is now delivered on Force.com*, salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform, Intel Corporation announced today.


The solution will help enterprise users utilize their Salesforce credentials to access popular cloud applications. Single sign-on (SSO) from Force.com provides seamless access to applications, such as Box.com Cisco* WebEx*, Google* Apps and Salesforce, improving end-user convenience and increasing security, while reducing the number of passwords required. Enterprises can rely on Intel Cloud SSO to deliver identity and access management functions in the cloud; provision, synchronize and de-provision access to thousands of cloud applications; address security concerns with 2-factor mobile-based strong authentication; and deliver comprehensive reporting and auditing features to comply with regulatory requirements.


“Today, outsourcing identity and security as a service is a viable, fully functional and economical option for companies of all sizes,” said Girish Juneja, director, Intel Application Security and Identity Products. “The prospect of removing security complexity and relieving the burden of providing connectivity to an ever-increasing list of SaaS apps just makes business sense. Small companies will be able to dramatically increase security over custom in-house solutions and larger enterprises can quickly supplement on-premise identity infrastructure to secure remote, mobile or M&A-acquired user populations With Intel Cloud SSO’s support for federated SSO standards, a company can maintain full control and gain confidence that the solution is delivered via a proven cloud platform with Force.com.”


Intel and saleforce.com are joining forces to deliver this multi-tenant service offering on Force.com. Initial capabilities include cloud SSO, convenient strong 2-factor authentication using one-time password (OTP) delivered via mobile devices (including Apple* iPhone/iPad, Android* devices or RIM* Blackberry), user account provisioning/de-provisioning, as well as an application portal providing secure access to a catalog of authorized cloud applications. Administrators can manage and monitor user’s cloud access, and collect activity data for auditing and regulatory compliance from a centrally hosted management console. The application supports user authentication and account synchronization with on-premise enterprise identity repositories, such as Active Directory* or any LDAP-enabled directory, via a lightweight Identity Bridge that is available for download by an administrator. Support for industry standards, such as Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), OpenID, Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM), offer assurance that the application will keep pace as the market matures.


“Social enterprises are changing the way they collaborate, communicate and share information in the cloud,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV and Channel at salesforce.com. “Intel Cloud SSO provides customers strong authentication from mobile devices and other platforms to help customers achieve heightened security while taking advantage of the social, mobile and trusted capabilities expected from the salesforce.com ecosystem.”


In addition, Box, a leading cloud-based collaboration and file-sharing company, has joined with Intel to offer a free Enterprise trial account to users who sign up for Intel Cloud SSO.


Intel Cloud SSO is part of a broader cloud security play from Intel and McAfee to provide an intervening, policy-driven layer among users, application services, and device endpoints – all centered around a model of identity-aware security. The McAfee Cloud Security Platform launched last year provides on-premise, or “as-a-service,” technology enablement solutions to simplify or broker consumption of cloud services for the enterprise or cloud service providers. Intel Cloud SSO will be the first identity as a service offering to be certified as having enterprise-class security controls by the Cloud Security Alliance’s STAR (Security Trust and Assurance Registry) initiative.


The trial version of Intel Cloud SSO is available immediately at www.intelcloudsso.com, or on salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the app marketplace for the social enterprise, at appexchange.salesforce.com. For more information, visit www.intel.com/go/identity. For more on the McAfee Cloud Security Platform, visit www.mcafee.com/cloud.


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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