Organizations looking for simpler, more affordable alternatives to full-featured endpoint security platforms (EPP) are embracing native security like Windows Defender. While Defender provides essential base-level protection, it’s still necessary to apply advanced countermeasures like machine learning to mount a complete defense against sophisticated fileless and zero-day malware-based threats. The key to success lies within leveraging, strengthening, and managing the security already built into Windows 10 without introducing the complexity of multiple consoles.