Microsoft to Bring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Windows Insiders

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Microsoft has announced earlier that it’s beefing up Windows Defender in order to help companies protect against advanced hack attacks. The new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection makes use of Windows behavioral sensors, cloud based security analytics, threat intelligence and Microsoft’s intelligent security graph in order to detect advanced attacks.

Windows Defender ATP will be able to provide key information on who, what, and why the attack happened. Microsoft is also tapping into anonymous information coming from over 1 billion Windows devices, 2.5 trillion indexed URLs on the Web, 600 million reputation look-ups online, and over 1 million suspicious files for its new system.

Windows Insiders to get access to Windows Defender ATP

And while at the moment this feature is being offered to companies and enterprise users, Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, said that the new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection cloud-powered service will be coming soon to Microsoft’s Windows Insider beta program, as well.

After Microsoft will have tested it through the Windows Insider program, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection is going to be built directly inside the enterprise editions of Windows 10. At the moment we don’t know when is that going to be nor if it will cost extra.

There’s also a high chance that the new feature will be available soon as part of a “Redstone” preview test build, so we’ll keep our eyes peeled for this. Meanwhile, make sure you subscribe for our news, as we’re reporting daily on various new changes and features affecting Windows users.

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