Device Guard anti-malware protection from Microsoft

Microsoft has published a technical manual describing its new features Device Guard in Windows 10, to help with setting up anti-malware technology on the device you will need to virus Device Guard

We first learned about the new Device Guard in April when the company introduced it to the RSA 2015 conference in San Francisco. At that time, it turned out that technology controls critical parts of the operating system of each device that is protected, and which is fenced off by all other applications and the rest of the Windows operating system.

The main protection technology is IOMMU (PDF) and other mechanisms that protect the computer processor by ensuring core-level storage. IOMMU technology works by blocking hardware that can be touched in the system memory to prevent malicious drivers and devices that can access the operating system and applications that are being used.

Microsoft says: "The same hypervisor technology used to run virtual machines in Microsoft Hyper-V is used to isolate basic Windows services in a virtualization based on the operation of a protected container."

"This isolation removes the vulnerabilities of these services from both user and kernel functions and acts as an impenetrable barrier to most malware in use today."

Device Guard is targeted at businesses and other large organizations.

"Historically, UMCI (Code Integrity Mode User) has only been available in Windows RT and Windows for telephone devices, making it difficult for these devices to be infected with viruses and malware," says a post in TechNet.

"In Windows 10, these same successful UMCI standards are available. Historically, most malware is unsigned. By developing code integrity policies, organizations will be able to protect themselves directly against unsigned malware, which is estimated to be responsible for more than 95 percent of attacks. ”

So simply put, if the "container" used by Microsoft in Device Guard becomes infected, the rest of the system will remain protected, at least in theory. It would be quite interesting to see the virtualization technology of Windows 10 on PCs and not just servers.

Meanwhile, Microsoft will also have to deal with the malware that gets signed to our computers. It can be a rare species but it exists. The Best Technology Site in Greecegns

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