Microsoft Announces New Security Tools for Enterprise Clients

“Microsoft is also opening a line of communications between its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection platforms to allow the sharing of intelligence data between them.”

At the start of next month, businesses will have access to Microsoft’s Secure Productive Enterprise (SEP) platform, the company has announced.

Microsoft Announces New Security Tools for Enterprise ClientsAn important part of the platform is Windows Defender Application Guard, a new security feature of the Microsoft Edge browser. The system is designed to confine the user’s browser activity to a certain hardware component, helping to ensure that malware can’t reach beyond the browser into the user’s device. And it lets enterprise administrators to set up a list of trusted network sites, and to provide the list to designated device groups.

Microsoft is also opening a line of communications between its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection platforms to allow the sharing of intelligence data between them. This will be illustrated through the Microsoft Security Graph, giving IT professionals detailed analytics on the attack routes taken by malware.

It all points to Microsoft’s increasing focus on digital security, not only for the enterprise but also for everyday users, as has been demonstrated in its promotion of biometric authentication via its Windows 10 operating system.

September 26, 2016 – by Alex Perala