Microsoft Talks Security Advances

Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 04:12 PM gHale

Windows 10 Creators Update, which Microsoft plans on to release for free, will include several security capabilities designed to help IT teams protect their networks and devices.

Initially Microsoft focused on Windows 10 Creators Update’s potential for creativity.

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The software giant now also says the update will also include significant security enhancements.

One of these improvements will allow IT teams to monitor and act on security events by centralizing them in the Windows Security Center, a portal first released in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

By linking the Security Center to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), administrators will be able to track a threat across endpoints and email.

In addition, the Windows Defender ATP will also provide enhanced detection, intelligence and remediation capabilities. ATP sensors will expand to detect kernel-level exploits and threats that persist only in memory. Once a threat has been identified, defenders will be able to select from a wider range of remediation actions, such as isolating machines, collecting forensics, quarantining files, and killing processes.

Windows 10 will also have a dashboard that will help administrators manage their devices better, and a mobile application management feature that can protect data on personal devices without the need to enroll them in an MDM solution.

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