Security has always been an issue for PC and mobile users. Cyber attacks and hacking are very common for desktops, and now hackers are taking it to another level. Mobile phones, as well as desktop operating systems, are also used to carry out terrorist activities. When it comes to enterprise customers, competitors can also misuse technology to steal data from the company’s system. To avoid this, Microsoft has now introduced a new service to enhance Windows 10 enterprise security.
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a new service announced by Microsoft that promises increased Windows 10 enterprise security. On its Windows Blog, Microsoft wrote that in 2015, thousands of cyber attacks were reported. Whenever security is breached, with the current system, it takes two hundred or more days to detect the breach. Before a security breach is detected, attackers get enough time to “wreak havoc on a corporate network, stealing data, breaching privacy, and destroying the trust of customers,” said the company. Windows 10 maker said that these attacks on an average cost “$12 million per incident.” As Windows 10 customers are increasing in the enterprise sector, and reputed organisations like NASCAR and Virgin Atlantic are using this operating system, Microsoft cannot afford to ignore Windows 10 enterprise security.
In the announcement post published on the Windows Blog, Microsoft wrote,
“To help protect our enterprise customers, we are developing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a new service that will help enterprises to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks. Building on the existing security defenses Windows 10 offers today, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection provides a new post-breach layer of protection to the Windows 10 security stack.”
What exactly is Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection? To put it into simpler words, it’s a threat detection service that protects your system from cyber attackers by detecting threats and provide them with “information to investigate the breach across endpoints, and offer response recommendations.” Any step taken towards enhancing Windows 10 Enterprise Security is always welcome.