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Posted: 2/14/2017 11:16:48 AM EDT
HP has announced plans to integrate Bromium's virtualization technology into a laptop as a defence against malware.

Rather interesting... each tab in Chrome and IE (curious - no mention of Edge?) gets launched in its own VM. It is described as built in, so I assume there is special BIOS level code to handle dozens of micro-VMs at the hardware level. I take that to mean it is more immune to exploits that poke around outside of the browser application.

HP soured me on their user-side products by the expedient of putting a laptop and desktop on my desk for several years. The distaste still remains, but this technology may go a long way towards fixing that.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 1:41:03 PM EDT
I would have thought being Amish would have soured you from HP's computers.

But all kidding aside: VMs have come a long way, and yes, there's both processor and BIOS support for complete virtualization now.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:47:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 7:04:08 PM EDT
It looks like they are doing roughly the same thing. The HP offering seems to be focused on a more granular browser-only model where each tab is its own protected VM, and the Dell version sounds like it does it on an APP by APP basis. 

I would be lying if I said that the thought of this kind of protection in my environment didn't generate a little wood chub under my desk.... 
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