Microsoft (Microsoft) has announced that its Microsoft Defender ATP security service – “Advanced Threat Protection” – is now available for devices running Google’s (Android) Android operating system.
This is still an initial trial version, but it is available to any customer who wants it – with an emphasis on the word customer. Private users cannot download the app. It is available to organizations only, as part of the paid security management service offered by the company.
After installing Microsoft Defender ATP on your Android device, it will start scanning it for malware and other malicious components. In addition, it will protect the user from browsing malicious websites by using enterprise-controlled blacklists: Any company can decide which sites will not allow its employees to access, without having to add them to Microsoft’s own lists. In addition, it will send reporting to any organization in the organization for any suspicious activity to allow them to quickly block the access of the same device to the corporate network, if breached despite the protection.
The trial version of the Android service comes about 4 months after Microsoft launched its trial version for Linux-based computers and promised to extend it to Android and iOS mobile devices as well. The iOS version will be launched by Microsoft by the end of the year. A Mac version was launched in 2019