Microsoft Defender ATP Security Platform Coming to iOS and Android

Joanna Estrada
February 21, 2020

Microsoft has released a public preview of its security tools Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) preview arrives for various Linux distributions.

Last year, Microsoft began porting its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection security software beyond the Windows 10 codebase and onto macOS under a new title simply called Defender Advanced Threat Protection or ATP. Microsoft also announced that Microsoft Defender ATP is coming to iOS and Android mobile platforms later this year.

The software giant has shipped a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux, explaining that this release is based on feedback it received from customers across the world.

Using the Microsoft Defender ATP endpoint client, Linux administrators will gain access to a command-line antivirus product that will feed any detected threats into the Microsoft Defender Security Center.

The arrival of Microsoft Defender ATP on iOS and Android is a response to the growing security problems that face mobile users. "Extending endpoint threat protection to Linux has been a long-time ask from our customers and we're excited to be able to deliver on that". With today's announcement, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection now offers comprehensive protection across multiple platforms through a single solution. A more in-depth look at the mobile push, however, will be offered at the RSA Conference.

Speaking more on the company's vision, Rob Lefferts, Microsoft corporate vice president told CNBC, "They [iOS and Android operating systems] are pretty safe but pretty safe is not the same as safe".

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