Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 10 Build 17063 to the Windows Insiders and the update introduced many new features, including Windows Defender Application Guard for the operating system. Since Microsoft wants to make Windows 10 the most secure operating system, with the upcoming Redstone 4 update, Microsoft will bring Windows Defender Application Guard to Windows 10.
While Windows Defender Application Gaurd (WDAG) is an enterprise-exclusive feature, it is also making its way to Windows 10 Pro SKU. This new security feature is already available for the Fast Ring Insiders, WDAG is now expected to ship with the next OS update which is set to arrive in the spring of 2018.
Microsoft claims that this technology would help Edge become the world’s most secure browser. Windows Defender Application Guard for Windows 10 will basically protect your machine against the malware using Hyper-V virtualization technology.
“Windows Defender Application Guard provides unprecedented protection against targeted threats using Microsoft’s industry leading Hyper-V virtualization technology. Check out this recent RSA talk on Window Defender Application Guard if you’d like to understand this feature in some more detail,” Microsoft explains in a blog post.
Earlier this year, Microsoft detailed this new technology in a presentation. Chas Jeffries, Lead Program Manager, Windows Enterprise and Security, at Microsoft Ignite provided an in-depth look at Windows Defender Application Gaurd, you can watch the presentation here.