Windows Vista introduced a variety of new security technologies that had a significant impact on the Windows ecosystem. User Account Control made it clear that Microsoft wanted to make easy for users to run Windows without being in the Administrators group. BitLocker introduced full volume encryption for the Windows client. Protected Mode Internet Explorer helped to make browsing the Internet a safer experience.

In Windows 7, Microsoft has continued its investment in security by adding new technologies as well as enhancing many of the technologies introduced in Windows Vista. Key security features include:

  • Windows Biometric Framework
  • Extending Authentication Protocols
  • BitLocker Core Enhancements
  • BitLocker to Go
  • UAC Improvements
  • Global SACLs and Granular Auditing

 

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Baldwin Ng

Sr. Product Manager | Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for Windows 7