Posted by: kurtsh | February 13, 2018

NEWS: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 along with more MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android support

imageBig news for those looking for help in defending all your client devices from threats.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) is coming to Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1.  It was announced yesterday that starting this summer, customers moving to Windows 10 can add Windows Defender ATP Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) functionality to their Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 devices, and get a holistic view across their endpoints.

For Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, we are building a behavioral based EDR solution to give security teams rich insights into threats on their endpoints. 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.

Although this solution can run side-by-side with third-party antivirus solutions, it is better together with Windows Defender Antivirus (also known as System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for down-level). With Windows Defender Antivirus, security teams can see all malware detections and trigger response actions to prevent the spread of malware, in the same console.

More WDATP Cross Platform support for iOS, Android, MacOS, & Linux through partners
We previously announced CROSS-PLATFORM support for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection technology to detect, protect, and respond to security threats against macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android through partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften.

We are now extending this partnership with SentinelOne Endpoint Protection & their EDR technology.  Read about it here.

For more information on Post-breach Security Technology & Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, visit the following:


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