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The company has developed a tool called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP) - program against advanced threats by Windows Defender. This tool is designed to detect this type of attack, not by looking for specific pieces of malware, but recognizing the unusual activities in the system.

WDATP can monitor this behavior and see if it has deviated from the normal behavior of the system or not. The basis for this monitoring is gather behaviors anonymously collected from more than 1 billion Windows system. If your network system starts to do things not just as an "average Windows machine", WDATP will warn you.

The system also tries to understand the dangerous behaviors. More than a million suspicious files are automatically tested in the cloud sandbox environment to build a better picture of the unusual behaviors that hackers and malware could cause. All data are analyzed by machine learning techniques to build operation models of the system.

When a non-standard behavior of the system is found, WDATP will alert administrators and let them see, not only the current operation of the machine, but also historical information about network usage, file access, and the process.

It is easy to recognize with the current Microsoft software, more and more programs are running on the cloud, without the need for on-premises servers. Accordingly, each endpoint will have to install a client, similar to a client extension of Windows Defender.

Until the launch recently, WDATP has been tested in about half a million systems in beta. WDATP will appear more widely in the Public Preview trial later this year. Microsoft has not set a price for this service. However, the following numbers will make you know no matter what price, Microsoft still will earn huge amounts.

More and more business units use Windows 10. In concrete figures, the company said, now there have over 22 million corporate customers switching to Windows 10. In particular, the US Department of Defense with the plan to upgrade 4 million systems by Windows 10 is evidence showing a significant improvement compared with Windows 7 and 8.1.

A boost to the popularity of Windows 10 is due to enhance security features of it. Windows 10 includes a number of new security features that Microsoft plans to sell to business users, such as Credential Guard (to make the theft of certificates and access internal network more difficult) and Device Guard (to block malware).

WDATP will become the factor motivating Windows 10 as it will not appear on the OS version below. This marks a major shift in Microsoft's approach to enterprise software. Previously, traditionally, the company as well as other software vendors supports its programs on different Windows versions. In doing so, Microsoft has allowed the company to maintain the older versions of Windows in a long time. This is considered as a very smart move of Microsoft, promising to help the company recapture the enterprise cloud market.

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