- Microsoft announced Tuesday its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a new anti-malware service designed to better protect enterprise customers from cyberattacks.
- The service will help enterprises identify cyberattacks more quickly and create steps for curbing an attack's impact.
- Microsoft researchers said it currently takes an enterprise “more than 200 days to detect a security breach and 80 days to contain it.”
Microsoft is not the only company moving to improve cyber incident response. IBM announced on Monday it is purchasing Resilient Systems, a company that gives customers a plan for how to respond to a data breach.
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection builds on existing Windows 10 security defenses and provides a “robust cloud service that will help detect threats that have made it past other defenses, provide enterprises with information to investigate the breach across endpoint and offer response recommendations,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, said on the company’s blog.
Microsoft said the service, available later this year, was designed in response to enterprise customers’ demand for better protection.The company said it hopes the service will speed up the enterprise adoption of Windows 10. Gartner predicts half of all enterprises will have at least started their Windows 10 rollouts by January 2017.