Pat Gelsinger showed off Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT) at the IDF. One of the most interesting demonstrations was the usage of AMT in combination with VT to provide a more secure Ethernet connection.
This works by virtualizing the Ethernet connection, giving the primary operating system a virtual NC driver that all the Ethernet traffic goes over. The chip giant claims this will make the overall platform more secure as the actual NIC resides within its own virtual OS that can be secures more effectively.
Intel also showcased the capabilities of its Virtualization Technology by running a few demos. More details at AnandTech