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5 Most Important Announcements At Microsoft Ignite According To Partners

Partners say the most important news announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite are the ones that help them make more money.

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5. Microsoft Turns Up Heat On Security

Microsoft continued to move the ball forward on security issues within its Windows ecosystem, announcing both new machine learning-based tools that work with Azure Active Directory and a new weapon to fight data leakage in the enterprise.

On Monday, Microsoft announced its Advanced Threat Analytics software and service that uses heuristics coupled with file analysis to determine if data from Active Directory is being used in a suspicious manner. And if it is, according to Microsoft, ATA can flag activity and graphically spot the location of the potential attack and shed light on the suspicious pattern of behavior.

Using technology acquired by Israel-based security startup Aorato last year, Microsoft brings together real-time deep-packet inspection with hack techniques such as credential-reuse.

From the management point of view, Microsoft demonstrated a Windows 10 feature that fights data leakage and lets administrators restrict data from being copied and pasted outside of corporate applications.

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