Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 Enterprise will be getting an extra security feature for its Microsoft Edge browser called the Windows Defender Application Guard. It will be designed to run Edge using Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology.
In basic terms, the Windows Defender Application Guard is designed to box in security threats like malware, phishing attacks and even zero-day issues that can impact Microsoft Edge users. The company stated that when the feature is activated, trusted websites open in Edge normally. However, when someone at work goes to a site on Edge that has not been listed as a trusted page, the Application Guard is activated:
Even with Application Guard activated, employees can still access the website normally. If a person gets an email designed to send them to a malicious website, Application Guard can jump in to protect the user, and the business network, as well.
Microsoft plans to add Windows Defender Application Guard later this year for Windows Insiders to check out first, before it is released for all Windows 10 Enterprise users sometime in 2017.
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