Microsoft’s Defender Released on Linux; Coming To Android And iOS

With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Defender ATP to address the age-old security issues associated with Windows OS. Nifty features like Real-time protection, Clous-delivered protection, Tamper protection, and Automatic sample submission have Microsoft Defender one of the best Antivirus programs.

As you might know, last year Microsoft introduced Defender Advanced Threat Protection for macOS. Furthermore, Microsoft also released extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

Well, today Microsoft added Defender support for Linux. In fact, the public preview for Linux is already out. On its official blog post, Microsoft stated that Linux was a “long-time ask from our customers and we’re excited to be able to deliver on that”.

In addition to macOS and Linux, Microsoft is also bringing its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the mobile operating systems. Microsoft might release the Defender app for Android and iOS at the RSA Conference in San Fransisco next week.

Microsoft further stated that,

“Microsoft Threat Protection breaks down security silos so security professionals can automatically detect, investigate and stop coordinated multi-point attacks. It weeds out the unimportant and amplifies signals that might have been missed, freeing defenders to work on the incidents that need their attention”.

As you might know, both iOS and Android are two of the most secure operating systems. Furthermore, both Apple and Google release security patches on a regular basis to address any bug or security issue that might impact the users.

Defender For Android

As a result, we don’t have enough information on how Microsoft will improve the security of smartphones. We can expect the Defender application for iOS and Android to prevent phishing attacks on smartphones.

Also Read- Best Free Antivirus For Android Smartphones

Lastly, Microsoft has also announced that as of today, its Microsoft Threat Protection is available to customers with Microsoft 365. Well, this service is a combination of Defender, Office 365 ATP, Azure ATP, and Microsoft Cloud App Security.

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Anubhav Tyagi
Anubhav Tyagi
Just a normal guy who listen to lots of music, but apart from that I love Tech!


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