Cisco Updates AMP for Endpoints to Improve Email Security, Visibility

Today’s topics include Cisco extending endpoint protection with advanced email security, and Microsoft previewing enhancements to Windows 10’s Sets and Data Sense features.

Cisco announced on April 16 a series of email security and visibility enhancements to its Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints platform. The new capabilities include Cisco Visibility for threat hunting, enhancements for fileless malware detection and prevention, improved email security with advanced phishing and domain protection services.

According to Jason Lamar, senior director in Cisco's Security Business Group, Cisco had been missing a Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication capability, which protects the integrity and authenticity of email.

With AMP for Endpoints’ new domain protection services, organizations can set up DMARC for their own domains. Cisco is also using Agari's technology to provide an advanced phishing protection technology that also benefits from DMARC.

In advance of the next big Windows 10 feature update arriving this spring, Microsoft has made available the latest Skip Ahead preview build for members of the Windows Insider early-access and feedback program. The build contains a version of the operating system code-named Redstone 5, the successor to this spring's upcoming Redstone 4 release, and includes enhancements to the Sets and Data Sense features.

Sets, a feature that allows users to dock various apps into a single window using a browser-like tabbed interface, now supports Office desktop apps. Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, and Senior Program Manager Brandon LeBlanc, said, "Sets with Office 365 makes it easy to group, recall, and refresh data sources for all your projects."

Windows' Data Sense will show owners of the Surface Pro with 4G LTE and other Windows PCs with built-in cellular connectivity how much data is being used while roaming.