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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
New Security Features for Microsoft Server 2022
March 8, 2021
Microsoft Ignite 2021 brought many new announcements for future Microsoft technology. One of those announcements concerns the next version of Microsoft Server. As reported in a Bleeping Computer post, Microsoft will focus on upping the security game for its server. One announced feature is the addition of a Secured-core for the Windows Server platform. Connectivity will also utilize the industry standard AES 256 encryption. “Furthermore, this release includes significant improvements to Windows container runtime, such as virtualized time zones and IPV6 support for globally scalable apps, as well as containerization tools for .NET, ASP.NET, and IIS applications.”
Microsoft will work with manufacturers to provide Secured-core computers to protect users from threats abusing firmware and driver security flaws following these requirements:
- Loading Windows securely
- Firmware protection
- Identity protection
- Secure, hardware-isolated operating environment
Bottom line…Windows Server 2022 and Secured-core servers will be a much safer environment for future computing.