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Windows 7 & 8.1 to get Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) support

Microsoft has today announced that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be able to add Windows Defender ATP Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) functionality to their PCs starting this summer.

That’s why today, we are pleased to announce that we are adding Windows Defender ATP down-level support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1.

Starting this summer, customers moving to Windows 10 can add Windows Defender ATP Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) functionality to their Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 devices, and get a holistic view across their endpoints.

Microsoft also mentions that Defender ATP can run side by side with third-party antivirus solutions. It though recommends Windows Defender Antivirus (also known as System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for down-level) over other 3rd party antiviruses.

Although this solution can run side-by-side with third-party antivirus solutions, it is better together with Windows Defender Antivirus (also known as System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for down-level). With Windows Defender Antivirus, security teams can see all malware detections and trigger response actions to prevent the spread of malware, in the same console.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) feature has been a strong selling point for Windows 10 enabling it to keep PCs protected from the recent spate of Ransomware attacks.

Nayan
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