Microsoft is adding a new feature to its Windows Defender line of anti-hacking tools. The feature will allow users to identify the attacks and stop them before they eat everything.
My Windows 7 ultimate is probably the worst when it comes to security may be because it’s outdated and has many gaps. The Windows Defender does something in my laptop which I don’t know, but it doesn’t provide ultimate defense from virus and hackers.
Microsoft says the new tool analyzes information from more than 1 billion Windows devices, 2.5 trillion websites and 1 million suspicious files. When it senses an attack happening to one of its customers, Microsoft will send a notification.
The new feature is able to inform an IT specialist if somebody tries to gain access to your computer.
Windows Defender ATP will also use that intelligence to alert other customers whose systems appear to be suffering from a similar attack too.
Cyber attack is now serious as many hackers are taking advantage of vulnerable devices. In case of an attack, most people don’t know the right channel to follow when reporting a case which in turn makes it hard for relevant regulators to follow up.
Microsoft said it takes corporate customers 200 days on average to detect a security breach and 80 days to contain it. That average cost is $12 million per cyberattack.
“There will always be this possibility of attack,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief. “Instead of taking 200 days to detect, this could catch attacks very quickly.”
Windows Defender ATP is available for corporate customers who have deployed Windows 10 on their PCs. Many companies always find themselves in a dilemma when hackers send a malware to control the organization’s daily routine.
Microsoft is trying to pitch Windows 10 as a necessary upgrade for any organization concerned about security. Windows 10 is used by many people across the world and it’s important to protect computers from possible hacks.