Virtual Approach to Security

One of the best ways to keep your main PC secure is to run your environment in a virtual machine. Servers do this all the time and in fact, that's how many web-servers run if you buy a virtual dedicated server. It works. Microsoft is transitioning this idea to their Edge web browser and it is supposed to be much more secure than the competition - as it basically runs in a virtual machine. This keeps it locked away from other Windows processes and is actually a rather good idea.

Microsoft says that while other browsers are "sandboxed" away from security-sensitive PC areas, they "still provide a pathway for malware and vulnerability exploits." By contrast, Application Guard uses a hardware container to completely isolate Edge from the rest of the PC.

Source: Engadget