Microsoft is also increasing the Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Linux.
The US software giant, Microsoft, is planning to expand its Defender antivirus software to Android and iOS ecosystems. And it will showcase a preview in the RSA Conference, i.e., from 24th February to 28th February. Microsoft aims to provide security solutions to millions of active users of Apple and Google during the growing malware threats worldwide. Microsoft Defender came in 2006 after the many beta builds, and now it is known as Windows Defender for Windows users.
A note shared by the company on Thursday says that the Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will not only fight with threats from third-party apps but will further share analytics also. The analytics shares with Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud-native security information and event manager (SIEM) security teams. This will happen to view and manage the threats across Microsoft for the future.
The note also says that the company will also extend the ATP for Linux.
Rob Lefferts, Microsoft corporate vice president, told CNBC that the iOS and Android operating systems are pretty safe but pretty safe is not similar to the safe. He also said that the Malware happens on those platforms where the ATP features would tackle phishing attempts.
Still, it is not clear that when and how the tech giant is planning to roll out the Defender app for mobile.
After providing antivirus security to PCs for decades now, the company is moving forward towards the smartphone industry. The company also launched its all-in-one Office app for both Android and iOS devices, which provides access to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
In 2019, Microsoft partners with Samsung to sell some of its smartphones in which there are pre-installed Microsoft Android apps. In 2018, the Redmond company brought Windows Defender Browser Protection for the popular web browsers,i.e., Google Chrome and Firefox.