What is "Intel Management Engine Driver" for?



What is Intel® Management Engine?

The Intel® Management Engine is an embedded microcontroller (integrated on some Intel chipsets) running a lightweight microkernel operating system that provides a variety of features and services for Intel® processor–based computer systems.

What kind of features does Intel® Management Engine have?

Features include (but are not limited to):

  • Low-power, out-of-band (OOB) management services
  • Capability Licensing Service (CLS)
  • Anti-Theft Protection
  • Protected Audio Video Path (PAVP)


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