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Microsoft to supplement Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection support for Windows 7 this summer

Microsoft is adding support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) this summer.

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To date, Windows Defender ATP — Microsoft’s post-breach confidence use — has been accessible usually for Windows 10 — and around a few partners, in preview as stable endpoints for other non-Windows handling systems.

Starting this summer, Windows 10 business will be means to supplement Windows Defender ATP Detection Response (EDR) functionality to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1. Users will be means to see all detections and events opposite their Windows flavors in Windows Defender Security Center, a cloud-based console for Windows Defender ATP.

Microsoft officials, announcing a company’s skeleton on Feb 12, pronounced a pierce to embody other comparison versions of Windows is to assistance “customers grasp a best confidence probable on their approach to Windows 10.”

A open preview of EDR support for Windows 7 and 8.1 will be accessible this Spring, officials said.

Microsoft also announced currently that SentinelOne will be fasten a handful of other partners with whom Microsoft has been operative to move end-point support for Windows Defender ATP to other non-Windows platforms, including macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Microsoft announced partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften for Defender ATP cross-platform support final fall.

Windows Defender ATP is built into Windows 10 Enterprise. Defender ATP is opposite from Windows Defender, Microsoft’s giveaway antivirus use that’s bundled into several Windows versions. Defender ATP (codenamed “Seville” is a post-breach service, meant to assistance detect threats that have done it past other defenses, give users means to examine breaches and offer suggested responses.

Starting with a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft officials began describing Windows Defender ATP as a apartment of tools, that includes Defender Application Guard, Defender Device Guard, and Defender Antivirus.

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