12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2

ID 655258
Date 08/08/2022

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Intel® Supervisor Mode Access Protection

Intel® Supervisor Mode Access Protection (Intel® SMAP) is a mechanism that provides next level of system protection by blocking a malicious user from tricking the operating system into branching off user data. This technology shuts down very popular attack vectors against operating systems.

For more information, refer to the Intel® 64 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual, Volume 3: