Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection For Enterprises Against Cyberattacks Announced

Designed specifically to detect such kind of attacks, and Microsoft’s new “Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection” uses power to figure out you’ve been pwned and now inside Windows 10, it ultimately protects against cyberattacks.

With the new Windows Defender update, Microsoft seems to be looking forward to bloster the advanced security credentials of Windows 10 protection, which could stop some hacks before they become more problametic. Windows 10 offers unique defences from attcaks, and its Windows Defender is a free anti-malware service, provides protection to almost 300 million devices every — day. With features like Credential Gaurd, Device Gaurd, Windows Hellow and Enterprise Data Protection, Windows 10 continues to raise the defences in the system tray every month as any security issues are investigated and proactively updated through Windows Update.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service

Windows Defender for years has been offering a baseline level of PC security, though that’s not really going to cut it in an era when data breaches and other large-cycle internet attacks are virtually commonplace. For that reason, Microsoft took the step further and launched Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as an optional Windows 10 Enterprise service that flags signs of attacks in time to prevent a bad situation from getting too inferior. On the other hand, it’ll also recommend a response to the IT itself, which they may not have to shift through activity logs to know what’s causing grief on their network.

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is already in use by a few early adopters right now, and significantly to make its broader availability later in 2016. You probably won’t see how this works unless you’re managing a network, but it could make a huge difference in your daily life if you’re ever been notified of a compromised bank account or health care file.

This is what Microsoft’s Windows Defender team says:

Today, we announce the next step in our efforts to protect our enterprise customers, with a new service, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.”

Regarding in the increase of cyberattacks in sophestication, who are using social engeneering and zero-day vulnerabilities to break-in to corporate networks, even with the best defence. Thousands of such attacks were reported only in 2015 alone, and currently the team finds an enterprise more than 200 days to detect a security breach and 80 days to contain it. These attacks are incrediblt expensiver, costing a high organizations an average of $12 million per incident with broader impact to a company’s reputation.


Need a fully fledged advanced threat protection solution that identifies attacks quickly with comprehensive intelligence, and provides actionable remedation, on real-time. Windows Defener Advanced Threat Protection can help them detect, investigate and respond to attacks significantly.

To help protect enterprise customers of Windows 10, an all new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service has been introduced, a service that really helps enterprises to detect attacks on their own network. Built-in with providing a new post-breach layer of protection to Windows 10 security stack. With a combination of client technology built into Windows 10 and a robust cloud service, which detects threats that have made it past other defenses, providing enterprises with info to investigate the breach across endpoints, and by also offering a response recommendadtions.

Although protecting 500,000 endpoints, the team has developed Windows 10 with feedback from millions of Windows Insiders, worked with most advanced enterprise customers to address their biggest security challenges, including attack investigation and day-to-day operations, to test a solution in their environments. Finally made Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection live with early adopter customers that span across geographies and industries, and the entire Microsoft network, making it one of the largest running advanced threat protection services.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Provides

  • Detects Advanced Attacks provides key information on who, what, and why the attack happened.
  • Powered by a combination of Windows behavioral sensors, cloud based security analytics, threat intelligence, and by tapping into Microsoft’s intelligent security graph that provides big-data security analytics that look across aggregate behaviors to identify anomalies – informed by anonymous information 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 detonated every day.
  • Response Recommendations. The service’s security operations data provides an easy way to investigate alerts, explore the entire network for signs of attacks, examine attacker actions on specific devices, and get detailed file footprints from across the organization to recommend responses.
  • Complements Microsoft Advanced Threat Detection Solutions.
  • Powered by a cloud backend, no on premise server infrastructure or ongoing maintenance is required. It complements email protection services from Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics.

What do you think about the new range of “Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection” released for Windows 10 enterprise customers.

(Source: Microsoft)

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