A day after Microsoft announced it will be adding Windows Defender ATP down-level support for older OSes comes the news that its Windows Analytics service is getting new capabilities aimed at helping businesses tackle Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines in their fleet.
Windows Analytics is a free telemetry analysis tool for business administrators. It is meant for guiding organizations through upgrading to and staying current on Windows 10 by providing actionable insights into device performance, reliability, and health. This latest update, though, is primarily geared towards making administrators’ job easier when it comes to mitigating and removing the risk of Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
As you probably know by now, plugging those holes currently requires a CPU microcode (firmware) update, an OS update, and the installed anti-virus software being compatible with the latest Windows updates.
Read more about how Microsoft is boosting Windows Analytics to help organizations deal with the Meltdown and Spectre bugs on Help Net Security.