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Windows Defender ATP for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now available in preview

Microsoft today announced that the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now in public preview. The new ATP integrates Windows 10’s new prevention technologies, brings enhanced sensors to detect script based attacks, and also adds new response capabilities.

Today’s announcement was made by Raviv Tamir, Principal Group Program Manager, Windows Defender ATP. He dives into details on some of the new features.

  • Windows security features working in unison – Get visibility into security alerts coming from the combined stack of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Windows Defender Antivirus (AV), Windows Defender Firewall, Windows Defender SmartScreen, Windows Defender Device Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard.
  • Better detections, enhanced alerts and more power to the SoC – we continue to evolve our detection capabilities to gain more visibility into dynamic script-based attacks, network explorations, and keylogging alerts.
  • Security Analytics – a new dashboard view designed to assess the organization’s security posture compared to the Windows recommended baseline and shows breakdown of possible issues and actionable recommendations for improvement.
  • Customized reporting – organizations can now quickly create a Power BI report (Figure 4) that allows them to interactively analyze machines, alerts and investigation status

Other features of the preview include more access to your data via APIs and more Windows Sockets. You can read up on the full list of features and try a 90 day trial of Windows Defender ATP by clicking here.

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