In addition, Windows 10 introduces many improvements in security and identity protection features that are easy to manage and don’t compromise the user experience. One of them is the work we’ve done by creating user identities for accessing devices, apps and sites that improve resistance to breach, theft or phishing.
This is an important approach because it takes the concept of multifactor solution, like smartcards or token-based systems, and it builds it right in the OS, in turn also eliminating the need for extra security hardware peripherals.
Microsoft has also made some progress in helping companies protect their business data. While BitLocker helps protect the data residing in a device, once it leaves the device, it remains unprotected. With Windows 10, we offer an additional protection layer using containers and data separation at the application and file level, enabling protection that follows the data wherever it goes. Whether the data moves from a tablet or PC to a USB drive, email or the cloud, it maintains the same level of protection. Users won’t need to change their behavior, use special apps or move to a separate, locked-down environment to keep corporate data secure. With a workforce increasingly mobile, the secure access to network resources is an important priority for all organizations. People need to connect to data and critical apps from anywhere and device in order to keep their productivity. Windows 10 provides tools to have a more secure and controlled access to VPN.