Upcoming security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition

In a recent post we discussed about Windows 8 security features for home users. This post talks about the security features of Windows 8 that caters to enterprises. Enterprise channels face different threats and hence require customized security features. Windows 8 Enterprise focuses on organizational needs but is only available on a Software Assurance contract and a volume licensing program. What this means is that enterprises will need to commit to a long-term relationship with Microsoft and expend more resources to avail these features.

Antoine Leblond, corporate VP of Windows Web Services says – “Windows 8 is enterprise ready by design. Adding features that bring new possibilities in mobility, productivity and security, Windows 8 will delight developers, IT professionals and the employees they support.” In addition to Windows 8 Pro features like Bitlocker and (EFS) Encrypting File System for encryption, here are the security features for enterprise clients.

Applocker
An administrator controls the installation of applications thanks to Applocker. He also has the option to create policies that govern the functionality of specific apps. Windows 8 offers several new programs that work in sync with the Metro UI and Applocker extends to them in addition to the traditional desktop apps.

DirectAccess
Coming in as a straight replacement of VPN, DirectAccess grants remote computers access to internal networks via simple Internet access. DirectAccess lets organizations apply patches and maintain compliance policies with utmost ease. Unlike VPN, this feature does not require a user to launch a particular application.

Windows To Go
The advent of BYOD policies demand security measures and disaster recovery tools. Windows To Go provides the ability to carry a Windows 8 corporate image on a USB device. So a user can install an enterprise oriented and customized Windows 8 OS on a machine running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 at any location. Windows To Go also transfers Windows update policies and corporate anti-malware solutions.

BranchCache
In order to minimize network bandwidth consumption, BranchCache allows PCs to cache URLs, files and other content. Once cached, this data is then locally shared across all systems using a Peer to Peer (P2P) architecture. This helps to prevent redundant downloads across a WAN and boosts network performance as a result.

However, it is too soon to predict if these revamped security features will seal enterprises against enterprise threats. It is understandable that there is no sure shot or fool-proof way to safeguard enterprises against new threats that accompany the usage of emerging technology and platforms. Undoubtedly, the need for an added robust security solution then becomes quintessential. Quick Heal has a range of enterprise solutions that are packed with several additional features that protect against the latest security threats, provide anti-theft measures, firewall control and provide centralized management and deployment.

Moreover, Quick Heal and Microsoft are technology partners. That goes to say that we share a high degree of interoperability with Windows 8. With all these security features combined, organizations can rest assured that their security will be in the best hands.

Rahul Thadani

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Sameer
Sameer
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul,
Really windows 8 enterprise edition has sophisticated features,provided what will boom on…!! is the feedback upon its usage in wild.

prem
prem
8 years ago

Hi Rahul, good post again!!! Lets await for October expecting to see metro UI

s.s.gautam
s.s.gautam
8 years ago

MR RAHUL JI DHANYWAD YOU MADE UNASPECTED REQUIRMENT PEOPLE CAN,T THINK BUT YOU DONE IT .this process keep it up.thanks for this eddition

s.s.gautam
s.s.gautam
8 years ago

RAHUL JI ALL USSER HAPPY TO KILL ALL ELIENS

Bhovad Sushant
Bhovad Sushant
8 years ago

thanks rahul!good post !!!

samrat
samrat
8 years ago

After a long time of usage with win8 u give a very good opportunity for using Quickheal

chetan
chetan
8 years ago

Good One !! Thanks!

ramesh s p
ramesh s p
8 years ago

quick heal antivirus pro is very very bad it is not curing any virus as folder is showing 0 size

Kaustubh
Kaustubh
8 years ago

Useful information ! 🙂

Jayanta K. Nanda
Jayanta K. Nanda
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul for the info. It’s worth knowing.

Suresh Yadav
Suresh Yadav
8 years ago

I have 3 yr subscription of quick heal internet security . can it be used with win 8

ramchandra Dash
ramchandra Dash
8 years ago

its really complected windows 8 features.

shravan
shravan
8 years ago

good

Chayan Modak
Chayan Modak
8 years ago

Quick Heal not Protection Mails & Internet & Network

SUSANTA
SUSANTA
8 years ago

THAKS

Dhajendra Patel
Dhajendra Patel
8 years ago

My Quick heal Antivirus (Server Edition) is expire within 30 days so i want to renew it so what we should do and how much cost of renew it.

Narendra
Narendra
8 years ago

I like this

Dharm Patel
Dharm Patel
8 years ago

Some problem occurs during the starting of scanning and stop at dat movement…:(

SURENDER
SURENDER
8 years ago

UR QUICK HEAL TOTAL SECURITY 13.00 IS VERY WELL RESULT BUT ITS UPDATING PROCEDURE IS NOT GOOD BECAUSE WHEN WE WANT TO UPDATE IT THEN IT WILL SPEAK THAT UR UPDATED TIME IS REMAINING SO UPDATE AFTER THIS DATE THEN WE WANT TO UPDATE THAT TIME IT WILL NOT BE UPDATE ITS WILL HINT THAT UR R FAIL. SO I AM UR CUSTOMER BUT I AM UNHAPPY WITH UR FACILITY SO IMPROVE AT THE EARLIEST.

Sk Mujibar Rahaman
Sk Mujibar Rahaman
8 years ago

I am unable to update my Quick heal Antivirus total Security since 10 days. My registration till 30th Nov, 2012. Please help.

MAHAVEER BHAKAR
MAHAVEER BHAKAR
8 years ago

BEST

dinesh kharra
dinesh kharra
8 years ago

quick heal anti virus do not uninstall from my computer because a file missing to temp folder so can you help me……………
the file is QH7218.ins
please help me

pallavi marge
pallavi marge
8 years ago

hi,my quick heal vl expire on august 3 but it shows tht it hs expired on 1st jan 1970 :-),wht can i do 4 tht.

MALAY SUR
MALAY SUR
8 years ago

very useful information, thanks

ajay
ajay
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul for the gr8 info.
It’s worth knowing

divya mishra
divya mishra
8 years ago

hi Rahul your info is really so useful thanks

yogesh
yogesh
8 years ago

When quick heal is going to release a new version for windows 8……?????

Enterprise Security
Enterprise Security
8 years ago

From day one I have said the 2FA is a must. The idea of people using their personal devices to enter the company’s system or access secure data greatly worries companies. But the fact is we are in the era of BYOD and add the increasing need for mobility, they need these companies need to step it up and get prepared and competitive and make it so employees can telesign into the system or cloud and access data securely.

Anubhav
Anubhav
7 years ago

Does Quick Heal Antivirus Pro 2012 installs on windows 8 enterprise 32 bit version???

or Quick Heal Antivirus Pro 2013 installs on Wndows 8 Enterprise 32 bit version?????????????

amar
amar
7 years ago

hi rahul bro why this safe browser isn’t working in win 8 pro

Pankaj
Pankaj
7 years ago

my idea netsetter not working after installing quickheal pro 2013 any suggestion

Manindra
Manindra
7 years ago

My idea net setter is not working on windows 8 after installing Quick heal total security. When i tried to connect my dongel it shows that your system is in problem and restarts the system. When i uninstalled Quick heal it starts connecting with dongel without any problem.

Soumya Patnaik
7 years ago
Reply to  Manindra

Hi Manindra

Have you tried contacting our tech support? You can reach them at +91 927-22-33-000.

Regards,

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