Microsoft today announced several new security features that will coming with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft is improving the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to include integration across the entire Windows threat protection stack to protect, detect and respond with rich, centralized management. Microsoft is also extending the reach of Windows Defender ATP to include Windows Server OS to protect customers across platforms
The existing Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) allows enterprise organizations to protect from zero day vulnerabilities and more. Microsoft is now building EMET into Windows 10 and this feature will be called Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Exploit Guard will make vulnerabilities dramatically more difficult to exploit on Windows 10 PCs. Exploit Guard will also make use of Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph for a rich set of intrusion rules and policies to protect organziations from advanced threats.
Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) will prevent attackers from getting control on the local machine or from expanding out into the rest of the corporate network. WDAG isolates and contains the threat, securing devices, apps, data and network. Windows Defender ATP will provide optics on detection and response so Sec-Ops will have full visibility to any threats that have been encountered.
Microsoft is also integrating Windows Defender Device Guard into Windows Defender ATP response capabilities to make application control easy. It streamlines the management of the safe application lists to ease customer adoption through automation.
In addition to the above security improvements, Microsoft is also using cloud intelligence to provide better protection for users of Windows Defender Antivirus. With its cloud based protection and its behavioral and machine learning models, Windows Defender Antivirus can render verdicts on malware in seconds, even the very first time the malware has been seen. This is a brand new feature that differentiates Windows Defender Antivirus from other 3rd party antivirus providers.