Security company Bromium has announced a partnership with Microsoft that it says will use micro-virtualisation to seal endpoints.
Bromium said that the tie up with Microsoft proves that its technology can contribute to a more secure Windows environment, and that it expects it to mark a significant point in the war against data and information breaches.
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"Our strategic partnership with Microsoft is centred on a common technology heritage and a shared goal of hardening the endpoint to prevent enterprise breaches," said Ian Pratt, CEO and co-founder of Bromium.
Bromium wares will mix with onboard Windows and Microsoft features including Systems Centre Endpoint Protection, according to Pratt.
"This partnership validates micro-virtualisation as a foundation for future desktop security and ensures Bromium's security products are compatible and complementary to Microsoft's efforts to enhance security in Windows," he said.
"Microsoft and Bromium together make Windows endpoints secure, defeating attacks by design and delivering real-time threat insights. We are proud to be working closely with Microsoft to help end the era of enterprise breaches."
Microsoft is equally pleased, and said it expected that users would enjoy the additional security features.
These include controls over tasks such as the opening and execution of untrusted attachments, files and storage. By doing this the firms aim to offer secure endpoints, lock down data and see off penetration attempts.
"Customers are telling us that dramatically improved security is a critical requirement and one of the main reasons they will rapidly adopt Windows 10," said Jim Alkove, partner director of programme management in Microsoft's Enterprise and Security for Windows and Devices group.
"We're excited to see our security partner Bromium complementing Windows 10's in-box security capabilities with micro-virtualisation solutions to help our customers eliminate additional vectors of attack."
Windwos 10 will be released in just over two weeks time on 29 July and will be offered as a free upgrade to anyone with a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 machine.
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