Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection will be available on Windows 7/8.1 this summer
Microsoft plans to begin bringing Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services on Windows 10 systems to Windows 7 / 8.1 this summer. Backed by Azure, Windows ATP provides the most secure Windows system with the benefits of endpoint detection and responsiveness.
As more and more business users migrate from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, Microsoft hopes to make the entire transition more smooth and smooth. As a result, Microsoft added Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 / 8.1, and natural users will need to upgrade to Windows 10 for complete support.
Microsoft subsequently said it provides more insight into the enterprise IT management team:
For businesses that still use Windows 7/8.1, we provide an EDR-based behavioral solution that gives the security team more insight. Administrators can view all tests and events in Windows Defender Security Center to provide comprehensive cloud-based controls for Windows Defender ATP. Security teams have access to known / unknown alerts, additional threat intelligence, and detailed machine timelines for follow-up surveys and manual responses.
Microsoft said business users can run third-party antivirus software while enabling System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Windows 7/8.1 devices. However, in the Windows 10 system, Microsoft said Windows Defender anti-virus software to provide better and more timely security detection and protection.