Windows 10 Creators Update to bring enhanced security, and more for businesses


While the Windows 10 Creators Update is going to be focused highly on creators and consumer-focused features, Microsoft is still going to put a lot of focus on its business customers. A few months ago with the Anniversary Update, the software giant added a couple of new security features to the OS for its business customers. Today, the company announced a slew of security enhancements and other improvements coming to IT pros and its business customers with the Creators Update in early 2017.

Firstly, the company is introducing improvements to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) to provide enhanced security capabilities to IT pros. As attacks on IT systems are getting more complex every day, Microsoft is adding in-memory and kernel threat detection which will allow businesses to detect attacks quite easily even if they are very complex.

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To take this a step further, the company is adding improved intelligence to WDATP by teaming up with FireEye which will improve threat detection. The company is also allowing IT administrators to utilize their own intelligence by adding them into the Windows Security Center with the Creators Update.

And lastly, Microsoft is introducing new tools which will allow IT administrators to isolate machines in their network and tackle attacks from the Windows Security Center by being able to kill and clean running processes with a single click.

The Creators Update will also bring an update to Windows Analytics which will help organizations better manage their Windows 10 devices by providing the ability to use their own insights from their own telemetry. The company also plans on introducing in-place UEFI conversion and a new mobile application management feature which will essentially protect data on personal devices without requiring the user to enroll their devices in a Mobile Device Management solution.

All of the new security features will be available with the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is scheduled to come in early 2017.