4 November 2017
On 13 July 2015 Bromium announced a partnership with Microsoft to integrate the Bromium micro-virtualization technology in Windows 10. Two years later, on 23 October 2017, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. With this update, Microsoft enhances Systems Center Endpoint Protection by many new security functions. The Bromium micro-virtualization technology is integrated in Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG):
Windows Defender Application Guard makes Microsoft Edge the most secure browser for enterprise by hardware isolating the browser away from your apps, data, network and even Windows itself. WDAG protects your Microsoft Edge browsing sessions so if users encounter malware or hacking attempts while online they won’t impact the rest of your PC.
This sounds very promising! For details see this post published on 23 October 2017 in the Windows Security blog.
Unfortunately, currently only enterprise customers benefit from WDAG. I would appreciate it if Microsoft would integrate WDAG as soon as possible in all Windows versions to allow consumers and small businesses to benefit from WDAG as well.
Have a great weekend.