Microsoft Tackles Malware With Windows 10 Device Guard PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Thursday, 23 April 2015 03:49
Windows 10 Device Guard
When it comes to computing security, the software titan has come a long way from the wild days of the late 90s. With Windows 10 Device Guard, the company is taking things one step further. This is a new feature specifically aimed at organizations and enterprises. And it joins new additions like Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, which were announced recently. The company highlighted this new feature in a blog post, explaining how Device Guard gives organizations full control over the apps that are allowed to be installed on a Windows 10 machine. It not only provides advanced malware protection against new (and even unknown) malware variants, it blocks all zero-day threats against Windows 10. This is accomplished by not allowing the launching of applications on a Windows 10 device, other than the ones that are permitted. Device Guard can be configured to work with apps signed by the Windows Store, or prominent vendors, or those that are developed by a company itself. More so, this new feature also works in tandem with antivirus software. Antivirus programs can continue to block macros and other forms of malware, while Device Guard takes care of restricting applications that are not allowed in an organization. Versatility. As Microsoft gets deeper in the security business, it will be interesting how well "Device Guard" will work...Follow this and more at windowsnewsinfo forum.

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