Windows 7 and 8.1 receives Windows Defender ATP support. Microsoft extending Windows Defender ATP support to Windows 7 and 8.1; Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a service that helps Windows 10 system users block emerging and sophisticated attacks, will now be available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users as well. Starting this summer, Windows 10 users can prevent advanced attacks on a network through Windows Defender ATP support.
With the release of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft is moving towards its goal as Windows 7 and 8.1 receives Windows Defender ATP support for giving users their methods to log onto their computers and applications. It will also form more centralized security management on Windows computers.
Windows Defender ATP includes behavioral analytics, threat intelligence, and machine learning collected by Microsoft’s cloud services slate and Windows systems in the wild. It has the ability to prevent data breaches, and detect zero-day attacks which is one of the leading problems.
Users will get some exploit and malware-infection prevention and event alerting features that the Microsoft provides on Windows 10.
Microsoft has also announced that it is building a behavioral based Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) functionality to “give security teams rich insights into threats on their endpoints.”
Partner director of the Windows and Devices Group, Security and Enterprise unit at Microsoft, Rob Lefferts said, “All detections and events are surfaced in Windows Defender Security Center, the cloud-based console for Windows Defender ATP,” “Security teams benefit from correlated alerts for known and unknown adversaries, additional threat intelligence, and a detailed machine timeline for further investigations and manual response options.”