Details of security that Windows® 7 offers
Advantages of security features in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. It offers high security features. It helps you reduce the damage caused by hackers, viruses and malware. Windows 7 also features an improved backup solution. Windows 7 Action Centre in Control Panel checks if your firewall is on and your antivirus software is up to date. BitLocker Drive Encryption encrypts your Windows hard disk files. Windows Firewall can also help protect your system from hackers and malicious programs. Microsoft Security Essentials also helps to protect your PC from viruses, spyware, Trojans and other malware. With Windows Parental Controls, children can be kept from watching objectionable videos, set time limits on system use and keep your children from running specific programs.
Various security features of Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Multiple active firewall profiles
- Windows Biometric Framework (WBF)
- BitLocker To Go
Multiple active firewall profiles
Windows 7 features multiple active firewall profiles for security purposes. Windows 7 offers different firewall protocols for public, private and domain connections. Your home network is a private network. Therefore, you can trust your home network more than a public network. No login identification is needed for private networks and you can adjust your network for sharing your files and printer. If your private network is secure, you should have some authentication method for a domain network.
Windows Biometric Framework (WBF)
Windows 7 provides biometric encryption methods. Fingerprint readers and biometric encryptions are used for Windows 7 security. Windows 7 uses a fingerprint reader for authentication purposes. A fingerprint reader helps you to store up to 10 unique fingerprints. It also helps you encrypt data with your own unique fingerprint. Windows Biometric Framework can be used for business applications. You can store your personal information on the server by using fingerprint encryption. If other users try to access it, it will never open. Only you can access your data using your fingerprint.
Windows 7 has the feature BitLocker. BitLocker To Go protects your external drives. Pocket-size hard drives and small flash drives are widely used external hard drives. This software exists only on Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 7 Ultimate editions. Once an encrypted drive is created, it will be readable and writable with any Windows 7 operating system. BitLocker helps to keep your documents and important data safe. If once you turn on BitLocker, it automatically encrypts your files that you save on that drive.
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