INTRO: Microsoft has released the general public preview of its cyber-security software on Android. It is Called as the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), the software is aimed toward enterprises instead of at end-users.
The app will Help Organizations Protect Confidential Data
It is consistent with the corporate, the app will help organizations protect confidential data from being accessed via unsafe devices. consistent with Microsoft, its security software will protect users by detecting insecure emails, applications, and endpoints on Android. In a politician blog post on Tuesday, the corporate said that the software will offer protection against phishing and other online threats using deep-learning and heuristics. it’ll also offer malware scanning, and protect unsafe network connections from malicious apps and websites.
Offers Network Administrators the Power To Limit Access
Additionally, the app also will offer network administrators the power to limit access to corporate data from devices that are deemed ‘risky’. “(This) will enable enterprises to secure users and data on their Android devices”, said Microsoft. Microsoft earlier this year released the general public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP on Linux. the event came but a year after the corporate had launched its enterprise security software on Mac. the corporate had also announced that it had been performing on similar products for Android and iOS. Both are going to be launched by the top of the year, the corporate had said.
As a part of its plans to supply endpoint threat protection on all popular computation platforms across desktop and mobiles, Microsoft dropped the ‘Windows’ branding from the product’s name in 2019, renaming it to ‘Microsoft Defender’ instead. As mentioned already, the ATP apps are a part of Microsoft’s enterprise security program. So it’s not immediately clear on when (or if) Microsoft will release an AV app on Android for general users.