Microsoft expands the Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection Preview

Dave W. Shanahan

Microsoft’s enterprise customers need the latest productivity, security, and device management capabilities in Windows 10. These are important factors for Microsoft when dealing with certain enterprise customers, like the Department of Defense, which relies heavily on network security to protect its servers and systems from hackers.

In March 2016, Microsoft announced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a new service for enterprise customers to identify, assess, and contain advanced attacks on their networks. Today, Microsoft announced Windows Defender ATP Preview, in order to make the program available to a greater number of enterprise customers and tp gain valuable user feedback.

Windows Defender ATP Preview uses security features already available with Windows Defender on Windows 10, but also offers additional layers of network protection. Here is a short explanation of what makes Windows Defender ATP Preview a more complete security solution:

“With a combination of client technology built into Windows 10 and a robust cloud service, ATP Preview will help detect threats that have made it past other defenses, provide enterprises with information to investigate the breach across endpoints, and offer response recommendations. The service is already live with early adopters that span across geographies and industries, and our entire Microsoft network, making it one of the largest running advanced threat protection services – already protecting more than 500,000 endpoints. Just like we developed Windows 10 with feedback from millions of Windows Insiders, we will continue to work with our enterprise customers to address their biggest security challenges, including attack investigations and day-to-day operations, to test our service in their environments and gather their feedback.”

Windows Defender ATP Preview will offer users more robust network security software when it becomes available to all Windows 10 users sometime later this year. For more information and to enroll in the preview program, visit the Windows Defender ATP Preview product website.