Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge to be deprecated

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Yet another feature in the list. Microsoft has announced the deprecation of Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge (MDAG), a security feature designed for Microsoft Edge for Business.

What’s Microsoft Defender Application Guard (WDAG)?

Microsoft Defender Application Guard (WDAG) is a security feature in Windows that isolates untrusted websites and documents from your main device, helping to protect against malware and other threats.

What is MDAG for Edge?

MDAG for Edge is a security feature that uses hardware isolation to create a secure environment for untrusted websites. This feature isolates potentially harmful websites from the rest of the system, which helps to protect corporate networks and user data. Administrators can specify trusted websites; anything outside that list is considered potentially unsafe. Users who try to access an untrusted site will receive a notification indicating that MDAG has opened the site in a secure sandbox.

Microsoft has mentioned:

Microsoft Defender Application Guard, including the Windows Isolated App Launcher APIs, is being deprecated for Microsoft Edge for Business and will no longer be updated. Please download the Microsoft Edge For Business Security Whitepaper to learn more about Edge for Business security capabilities.

It’s important to note that Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge won’t affect regular customers or their home computers running Edge.

You can find the list of other deprecating features here.

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