Does the intel management engine make any firewall less effective?
With all the news about the intel me I have a few questions.
- Intel me has it's own network interfaces for out of band management right?
- Does this mean no network can be secured?
- Can intel me be accessed over the network and bypass any firewall rules?
- Could any firewall using an intel CPU be hacked right from the WAN side?
Thanks for your time.
You wouldn't have AMT enabled on a firewall box ;)
Not all intel nics have ME/AMT
Sure makes sense, but what about a box made with off the shelf hardware server grade even? Rather if you can't disable is it a huge security hole?