E-Handbook: Get to know your Windows 10 security options Article 1 of 4

Windows 10 security options form a super team

Iron Man can use his high-tech suit to save the day, Captain America can use his shield to stop a nefarious plot and Thor can always be the hero with his legendary hammer. But when the stakes get high enough -- think Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet -- they must band together with the rest of the Avengers to win the day.

Windows 10 security is similar. There are a lot of Windows 10 security options that can limit risk in specific areas, but as the OS becomes more prevalent in the enterprise, IT must bring together a host of different tools to fight against threats.

IT can, for example, use extreme vigilance when it comes to patching third-party software, but if it doesn't train users on how to avoid dangers such as email phishing, security problems are going to crop up anyway.

No security plan is perfect, but if IT understands its Windows 10 options, including built-in features and third-party tools, it can go a long way toward minimizing risks. Consider Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Application Guard for example. Exploit Guard provides IT professionals with event reports on security breaches and lets them update security preferences. Application Guard isolates Microsoft Edge browsing sessions from the rest of the OS, so if a user clicks something he shouldn't, it won't affect the rest of the system. Both are effective on their own, but together they can make Windows 10 that much safer.

IT pros should also add security tools that deliver domain password policies, web content filtering, access management and more. With those Windows 10 security options in place, they are better equipped to take on any threat.

Fight your way through this three-part handbook to become a Windows 10 security superhero.


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