Windows 7 security is much greater than any version of windows security before. Although having a separate anti-virus is essential to security Windows 7 does have a lot of great security features built in. Here is a list of a few of new security features in Windows 7.
Windows 7 BitLocker is a new feature that allows you to encrypt your drives or files with ease. You can even set it to automatically encrypt new data while it is running. This tool is completely hands off and adds a layer of security.
The Windows 7 Action center is your portal to Windows 7 security tools. You can adjust security features here as well as manage the backup and restore functions. This one stop spot is a great reminder to keep your computer up to date and backed up.
Microsoft also dramatically improved user account control which was a real failure point in Windows Vista. Windows 7 makes it easier for users to customize this feature and make it less intrusive.
Windows 7 also now offers AppLocker which is a very useful tool for IT admins it gives administrators the ability to control exactly what applications users can run on the network. This allows IT admins to keep control without 3rd party software.
Window 7 security also offers a new Windows firewall. You can now create settings based on where you are connecting to. So if you are in a public place you can simply change profiles and up your safeguards to keep your computer more protected than it needs to be on a home or office network.