Microsoft details new improvements coming for Windows Defender ATP in Creators Update

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) is a security service that enables enterprise customers to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats on their networks. Microsoft yesterday published a blog post to discuss the new features that are coming to Windows Defender ATP as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. Read the excerpts from the blog post below.

  • Windows Creators Update improves the OS memory and kernel sensors to enable detection of attackers who are employing in-memory and kernel-level attacks – shining a light into previously dark spaces where attackers hid from conventional detection tools.
  • Microsoft continues to upgrade our detections of ransomware and other advanced attacks, applying our behavioral and machine-learning detection library to counter changing attacks trends.
  • Windows Defender Antivirus detections and Device Guard blocks are the first to surface in the Windows Defender ATP portal interleaved with Windows Defender ATP detections.
  • The alert page now includes a new process tree visualization that aggregates multiple detections and related events into a single view that helps security teams reduce the time to resolve cases by providing the information required to understand and resolve incidents without leaving the alert page.
  • When detecting an attack, security teams can now take immediate action: isolate machines, ban files from the network, kill and quarantine running processes or files, or retrieve an investigation package from a machine to provide forensic evidence – with a click of a button.

Read the full blog post here. You can register for the Creators Update trial to experience the above new features.

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