The Device Guard feature in Windows 10 will allow to block the system from malware
Team Microsoft is developing Windows 10, trying to take into account, to the extent possible, the needs of all categories of users. The company is trying to cater both home users who, understandably, want more features and enhancements in the user interface, and corporate employees, who for equally obvious reasons, want Microsoft has strengthened measures to ensure the safe use of the operating system in enterprises.
This week, Microsoft participated in the RSA conference in San Francisco, where he explained in detail what exactly was done to ensure safety in the new version of Windows. The software giant has identified three characteristics that must meet the needs of the business: Device Guard, Windows Hello, and Microsoft Passport.
Device Guard will provide enhanced protection from malware threats, blocking any applications except those that profit from trusted s. This includes programs that have been signed by a specific software provider, applications in the Windows Store, and tested in the framework of the organization.
The user can control which and can be considered as reliable and use tools to sign Win32 and universal apps that have not been signed by their developers. Some manufacturers have already agreed to support Device Guard on their devices including Acer, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.
Hello Windows and Microsoft Passport are two other new features of Windows 10 security, which will benefit both common users and businesses. Both functions were presented last month at the conference, WinHEC, but now they have entered the final phase of development is characterized by Microsoft collaboration with manufacturers who combine them in their products.
Hello Windows and Microsoft Passport will enhance the security of Windows 10 and the personal data of users through the use of biometrics and two-factor authentication at the enterprise level. Both technologies are able to provide a much higher level of security compared to traditional password.
In addition to fingerprint recognition, which is already supported in Windows, the new version of the platform will allow you to log into the system using face recognition. The latter will be available on all computers equipped with Intel RealSense 3D camera (F200), which uses infrared laser, multiple lenses and the chip is designed for image analysis.
The combination of these three technology promises significant improvement in the security system, both for consumers and for companies, which are traditionally much more attentive to this issue.