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Creators Update includes a few features for Windows Defender ATP

It starts with security against memory and kernel attacks.
Devindra Hardawar/Engadget
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Timothy J. Seppala
Timothy J. Seppala|@timseppala|March 13, 2017 11:55 PM

Microsoft's built-in security suite for Windows isn't getting left out of the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10. The new Windows Defender ATP features start with memory and kernel sensors to detect nefarious activity going on in those parts of your machine. It's something a post on the Microsoft Secure Blog says the company has been doing to defend against zero-day attacks on Windows already.

Windows Defender ATP is using machine learning in a novel way too. "Our historical detection capability ensures new detection rules apply to up to six months of stored data to detect attacks that previously went unnoticed," the post reads.

More than that, Windows Defender ATP has a few new tricks for security teams to see what's going on at the time of an attack. The new tricks even allow them to ban a particular file from a network and grab forensic info off of a particular computer using what sounds like bait. An investigation package in the official parlance.

If you're interested in your machine joining the some two million others with Defender ATP installed, or, just want a peek at the future, you can register for beta access at the source link below.

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Creators Update includes a few features for Windows Defender ATP