Gartner Research

Windows 10 Enhances Security

Published: 10 April 2017

ID: G00321055

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook

Summary

Improved security is one of the biggest benefits to adopting Windows 10. This research explores the new Windows threat resistance security features that are important to security and risk management leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Windows 10 delivers four foundational security features that security and risk management leaders need to consider when planning Windows 10 migrations Virtualization-Based Security
    • UEFI Secure Boot
    • Device Guard
  • Windows 10 embeds memory exploit protection in the OS, and continuous updates will enable security and risk management leaders to more rapidly eliminate future zero-day techniques
  • Improvements in Windows Defender antivirus and the introduction of Windows Defender ATP make Microsoft a much more viable for security and risk management leaders looking to replace dedicated EPP and EDR solutions

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