Microsoft argues that Windows 10 can keep Ransomware at Bay!


Microsoft has come up with the latest argument which says that its Windows 10 operating system can keep Ransomware at Bay. The software giant claims that its latest OS has inbuilt security features that can stop a Ransomware infection from spreading as an epidemic.

The Redmond giant argues that ransomware might prove as a strong reason for organizations to move to Windows 10 Enterprise which has the potential to nip malware threats in the bud before they can spin into a serious nightmare.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) has the ability to defend its users from Ransomware entering into a corporate network.

Microsoft has presented an innovative research into the Cerber family of file encryptors which discloses some details on how the Windows Defender ATP combated the threat.  The company made a research on ransomware encounters on enterprise end-points between December 16 and January 15 and concluded that Win 10 has the capability to block ransomware from entering into corporate networks.

For this reason, Microsoft wants all public and private enterprises to go for PCs which are loaded with Win 10 Enterprise.

Microsoft has also disclosed that its Windows 10 Defender ATP will get a slew of updates in April this year. This includes new software sensors that can detect in-memory malware and kernel level exploits the ability to add new intelligence sources and efficient tools to segregate infected machines and to carry out forensics.

The alerts will be designed in such a way that they give security professionals contextual evidence on the outbreaks and will help them focus on issues which prevent outbreaks.

Note- Microsoft has officially announced that it plans to release the next new version of Windows in 2022. So, till then PC users should/will have to use the existing Windows 10 version available in two variants- Home and Premium Version.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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