Secured-core PCs combine virtualization, operating system, and hardware and firmware protection. Along with Microsoft Defender ATP, Secured-core PCs provide end-to-end protection against advanced attacks that leverage driver vulnerabilities to gain kernel privileges.
The deep integration of Windows Defender Antivirus with hardware-based isolation capabilities allows the detection of artifacts of attacks that tamper with kernel-mode agents at the hypervisor level.
With the Windows 10 May 2019 Update we delivered several important features for Windows Defender Application Control. Our focus for this release was responding to some longstanding feedback on manageability improvements. We’re excited to introduce new capabilities in Windows Defender Application Control.
The hardware-based isolation technology on Windows 10 that allows Microsoft Edge to isolate browser-based attacks is now available as a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
At Microsoft, we want users to be in control of their devices, including knowing the security health of these devices. If important security features should fail, users should be aware.