In a bid to gain advantage over cyber-attackers, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection will now alert its users if a hacking attempt is spotted. Thus the attack can be contained and prevented against more efficiently. According to Microsoft, the new Windows Defender will analyze data gathered from 2.5 trillion websites, 1 billion Windows powered devices and approximately 1 million suspected malicious files.
The tool will notify the user if an attack is suspected and at the same time notify other Windows users who might be vulnerable to similar attacks. Microsoft found out that its corporate customers take up to 200 days to identify a possible cyber-security breach and another 80 days to contain the breach. According to Windows Chief Terry Myerson, “There will always be this possibility of attack. Instead of taking 200 days to detect, this could catch attacks very quickly.”
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection or Windows Defender ATP will be available to businesses using Windows 10 business edition. At the moment it is not available for personal use. Microsoft is also in the process of upgrading all 4 million PCs of Pentagon to Windows 10 during this year.