Microsoft Defender ATP has got a firmware-level scanner

Microsoft today announced an impressive change to their Defender protection solution. Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) is extending its protection capabilities to the firmware level with a new Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) scanner.

Windows Defender ATP service is coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

In June 2017, Microsoft announced a number of security features coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. These include the improved Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which will be integrated across the entire Windows security stack to protect against malicious software. It will be able to detect and analyze threats and allow administrators to take prompt action with centralized management. A public preview of the updated Windows Defender ATP service was released today.

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