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Microsoft last year announced Windows Defender ATP feature for Windows 10 operating system with the Fall Creators Update.Today, in a blog post, Microsoft announced that the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and 8.1 devices this summer.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will work with Windows threat protection stack to protect the PC, and it will come with all necessary features such as Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Microsoft says that Windows Defender ATP is a suite of tools, and “it was engineered to challenge traditional AV solutions and bring our customers on a journey to next-gen security,” the company explained.

The feature will be however released to the businesses and not the general public in summers. Microsoft believes that Windows Defender (ATP) should also help in migration to Windows 10 operating system when the support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020.

“Security is the main driver to get current and stay current with Windows 10. It’s great to see Microsoft helping customers better protect our environment with WDATP support for Windows 7 during this transition,” said Matt Cochran, Manager Information Systems, Hendrick Motorsports.

For those who don’t know, Windows Defender will bring a new feature to Windows that would add new tools for intrusion prevention, it’s a necessary feature to make sure that the vulnerabilities won’t be exploited easily. The Exploit Guard will include new policies to block intrusions on the systems.

“WDAG isolates and contains the threat, securing your devices, apps, data and network. Windows Defender ATP will provide optics on detection and response so Sec-Ops will have full visibility to any threats that have been encountered,” Microsoft explained the feature last year.