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Introduction to Windows 10

Windows 10 heralds a new era in computing as Microsoft promise to renew focus on the enterprise and unify the Windows experience across devices, from the phone in your pocket to the display in the boardroom. Popular user-driven features such as the return of the Start Menu are complemented by new security and management tools in an effort to impress all parts of the business.

Undoubtedly, Windows 10 is the most reliable and secure Windows platform to date and many business users are already taking advantage of several security features that help to protect the OS. With mainstream support for Windows 7 having ended in 2015 [1], many organizations are now leveraging the migration to Windows 10 as a catalyst to improve their security posture and roll out more secure endpoints for their users before the end of extended support in 2020.

Despite a number of security enhancements introduced in Windows 10, there are still significant challenges when it comes to protecting Windows 10 endpoints, especially without compromising end user productivity.

In this paper, we'll take a closer look at the benefits and limitations of Windows 10 and share real world examples of how Avecto's Defendpoint software has helped organizations build secure endpoints by complementing Windows 10 rollouts to achieve robust proactive security.