Microsoft announces new Windows 10 security features

Microsoft just announced new end-to-end security features in Windows 10. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes next generation security features like threat isolation, application control, and even cloud intelligence. You can read more about these features and how they can impact Windows 10 users below.

Windows Defender Exploit Guard

Windows Defender Exploit Guard is a new feature of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) on Windows 10. Exploit Guard offers a number of capabilities designed to help users prevent intrusions. The tool uses Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph (ISG) to employ a rich set of intrusion rules and policies designed to protect organizations from advanced threats, including zero day exploits.

Windows Defender Application Guard

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Windows Defender Application Guard is another new tool designed to stop attackers from establishing a foothold on local machines or expanding into the rest of the corporate network after stealing credentials or installing malware to access information. When Application Guard detects malware or a similar issue, it will isolate and contain the threat, securing your devices, apps, data, and network.

Windows Defender Device Guard

Our goal is to ensure customer safety as the security threat landscape continues to grow increasingly more sophisticated and adversaries are more successful at impacting the bottom line. — Rob Lefferts, Microsoft

There’s also Windows Defender Device Guard, a new feature aimed at offering more advanced application control. The tool will be integrated into Windows Defender ATP response capabilities, making application control simpler on any device with Windows 10. Basically, it streamlines the management of safe application lists to ease customer adoption through automation.

Security analytics

The latest update also includes streamlined and centralized controls to help users better manage security features. This includes new security analytics capabilities that will analyze Windows security feature utilization and configurations along with Windows 10 security patch status across all Windows 10 end points. There are also new developer APIs that provide opportunities for developers to automate systems with rich data from alerts machine timelines, and file and user data.

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  1. Due to my own experience, I can say that Windows Defender is not bad at preventing malware infections, but it’s bad for removing malware which is already installed. So, they might need to work on that too.

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