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Windows 8.1 Security and Control

Learn how to improve the security and reliability of your Windows 8.1 infrastructure with free guidance, tools, and downloads to help you protect your Windows 8.1 PCs, mobile devices, and networks from modern malware threats including viruses and spyware..


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What's New in Windows 8.1 Security Microsoft Virtual Academy: What's New in Windows 8.1 Security

Explore the new and improved security capabilities in Windows 8.1, from devices that can be fully locked down by IT to remote security options to protect employees and your business in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment, with this course from Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Feature Overviews

Explore the new and improved security features in Windows 8.1 that can help you take on the challenge of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, address the modern threats of an increasingly mobile workforce, and secure your infrastructure from the client device to the network and beyond.

Information Protection

Learn how Windows 8.1 enables you to protect data at rest, wipe organizational apps and data from devices when necessary, and share and control the use of information.

Identity and Access Control

Find out how to use Windows 8.1 technologies to better manage access control and move to stronger forms of authentication, such as biometrics and two-factor authentication, instead of passwords.

Malware Resistance

Learn how to leverage the technologies in Windows 8.1 that dramatically decrease malware infection rates and result in fewer vulnerabilities being discovered and successfully exploited by attackers.

Trustworthy Hardware

Find out how to take full advantage of Windows 8.1 security technologies by utilizing Windows 8.1 certified devices that include the Trusted Platform Module.

Manage Security

Find out how to better manage the security of your Windows 8.1 PCs and devices, define security policies and baselines, and audit for compliance with Windows Intune, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).

Troubleshoot an Issue

Not an IT professional? Troubleshoot Windows 8.1 security issues at Microsoft Answers.

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