Windows Defender ATP support in Windows 7 and 8.1

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  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    ob Lefferts, Microsoft Partner Director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise, announced yesterday on the official Windows Business blog that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will come to Windows 7 and 8.1 this summer.

    Before Windows 7 and 8.1 (home) customers get their hopes up: support appears to be limited to Enterprise customers who can add Windows Defender ATP Detection & Response functionality to devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    Windows Defender ATP is a cloud-based security solution for Windows that protects devices running Windows 10 from a variety of threats and includes a central management console. It includes security features such as Windows Defender Exploit Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, or Windows Defender Application Control, some of which are also part of home editions of Windows 10.

    Microsoft added support for Windows Defender ATP to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    It was not clear back then whether Microsoft would ignore its Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems by not integrating the functionality in those systems, or if the company would release some of the security features such as Exploit Guard or management options for Enterprise customers to these older but still supported versions of Windows as well.

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