Firm claims cloud-based threat detection will 'stop attacks as they happen'
MICROSOFT WILL BEEF UP the security credentials of Windows 10 when it releases its Fall Creators Update this autumn.
The update will enable Windows 10 to use data from Microsoft's cloud-based services to better respond to emerging threats - such as recent ransomware outbreaks - in order to better protect client PCs.
The new capabilities, claimed Avi Sagiv, principal program manager of Windows Defender ATP at Microsoft in a security blog post, is intended to "stop attacks as they happen… [moving] beyond detection, investigation, and response".
Using cloud-based services, Microsoft claims that it will move Windows 10 "from a world of isolated defences to a smart, interconnected, and coordinated defence grid that is more intelligent, simple to manage, and ever-evolving".