Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor
Analysts today gave mixed reviews to Microsoft’s new security model for its Edge browser, labeling it as both a landmark move and an attempt to mask the underlying problems of Windows that the company has refused to address.
“This is one of those ideas where you say, ‘Why didn’t someone do this before?'” said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy.
Moorhead was talking about Windows Defender Application Guard, a new security feature that will roll out to some enterprise customers next year. Only organizations that subscribe to Windows Enterprise E3 or E5 — plans under which businesses pay an annual fee to run the operating system — will be offered Application Guard.
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