Security becomes intelligent with Windows 10

Intelligent security

Windows 10 changes the game for security in organizations by protecting user identities, devices, and information with a comprehensive solution driven by intelligence that only Microsoft has to offer.

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Designed to be the most secure platform for business

Managing multiple security solutions is complex with new and more complex threats. Today’s challenges require a different approach. Microsoft customers deserve intelligent endpoint security that is built into the platform itself, not bolted on top of it.

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Threat protection

Windows 10 threat protection includes next generation, behavior-based analytics and defenses from malware and vulnerability exploits, including zero day attacks.

A complete preventative protection stack

Today's threats are increasingly sophisticated and can be more costly than ever, requiring a deep bench of defenses and approaches that can address every vector of attack.

Attack surface reduction

Reduce the surface area of attack to prevent ransomware, and other threats, from using fileless based attacks and malicious behavior to tamper with your devices and data.

Next generation protection

The Intelligent Security Graph (ISG) provides the fuel needed for holistic preventative and post breach protection, with detection and response capabilities.

Endpoint detection and response

Monitors behaviors, applies machine learning and security analytics to spot successful intrusions and attacks. Provides rich tools to investigate and respond to threats.

Auto investigation & remediation

Automatically investigates alerts to determine the appropriate course of action and remediates complex threats in minutes.

Security posture

Intelligent security evaluates the state of your organization's existing security, making recommendations for improvements using security analytics.

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Information protection

Easily protect data at rest and in use. Windows delivers the capabilities you need to protect your information from the accidental leaks and unauthorized access.

Full disk encryption

Microsoft BitLocker provides unequalled protection and recovery of your most sensitive data, if a device is lost or stolen.

Data leak prevention

Lock down devices to prevent accidental data leaks across social channels, email, public cloud, removable storage.

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Identity and access management

Protect identities against pass the hash, pass the ticket, and domain password theft to securely accelerate your organization’s journey to growth.

Multifactor authentication

It's never been easier to move away from passwords than it is with Windows Hello1 which provides a standards based multifactor solution.

Credential protection

State of the art virtualization based security protects domain and derived credentials by isolating them away from the operating system that we must assume may be compromised.

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Security management

Includes comprehensive security lifecycle management for security operations and configuration management.

Centralized configuration

Centrally configure the entire security stack using Intune2 or System Center Configuration Manager.2

Security Analytics

The Security Analytics dashboard expands awareness of your security posture, with insights that improve your organization’s overall security score.


Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Advanced cross platform pre and post breach detection, investigation, and fully automated response, coupled with real-time threat assessments that can enhance your Security Operation capabilities and harden the environment for a greater security posture.

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Learn more about Windows 10 features

Simplified updates

Tools IT can trust to simplify deployment and updates, freeing your resources to drive more business value.


Flexible management

Comprehensive device management on your terms that supports on-premises, cloud, or both.


Enhanced productivity

An intuitive experience, with built-in tools, and features that help users collaborate and work efficiently.

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Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph

Stay ahead of evolving threats; improve every investigation and response, with rich security intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral insights.

  • 1 To use Windows Hello with biometrics specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors is required.
  • 2 Product sold separately.