To strengthen its cybersecurity the Department for Health and Social Care has an agreement with Microsoft that will see NHS devices upgraded to Windows 10. This version of Windows 10 Enterprise licence, E5, is free and includes Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). ATP monitors the Microsoft Windows operating system on a PC or Laptop for abnormalities. If any malicious activity is detected an alert is immediately raised. And as ATP is a part of the NHS national system, the same alerts give a real-time NHS enterprise-wide view of the system status. Meaning threats can be dealt with straight away.
Who is Windows 10 Enterprise E5 with ATP available to?
The free Windows 10 Enterprise E5 licenses are available to any organisation delivering predominantly NHS funded care. This includes Trusts, CCGs, GPs, CSUs and ALBs. It also includes CICs and commercial providers who are providing IT services for NHS organisations. However, it is not currently available to local authorities, care homes, community pharmacies, dentists and opticians or independent sector provider non-NHS activities. The free E5 licenses are on a per-device subscription basis.