Microsoft launches Windows Defender ATP on Android
The Redmond company offers a Public Preview, which allows for a multitude of protection options to protect smartphones. Windows Defender ATP (Advanced Protection Threat Protection) is a comprehensive antivirus that offers advanced protection against threats.
Today Microsoft launches Windows Defender ATP on Android, protection solution from Micrsoft. The Redmond company offers a Public Preview, which allows for a multitude of protection options to protect smartphones.
Windows Defender ATP (Advanced Protection Threat Protection) is a comprehensive antivirus that offers advanced protection against threats. This is an enhanced version of the basic Windows Defender made available on Windows 10. Already accessible on macOS, the solution is now available on Android, as promised a few weeks ago.
Windows Defender ATP on Android: Antivirus Features
Microsoft offers a mountain of protection options for user security. The debate over the usefulness of antivirus on Android is one of the most divergent, but in recent years, these solutions are becoming increasingly popular in the face of the proliferation of malicious applications and other forms of attack in the Android environment.
To better protect users, Windows Defender ATP offers anti-malware features . ” Instant scans to detect malware and potentially unwanted applications “, We can read in a note published on the Microsoft Technocommunity blog. “If a secure application is installed, the user will see a notification that the application complies with security standards”.
Antivirus also integrates protection against phishing. Dangerous websites sent by SMS, WhatsApp or even e-mail are blocked instantly, as are the risky network connections that applications try to establish in the background.
Finally, Windows Defender ATP also offers features to protect sensitive applications and data. The principle is simple and is based on the same principle that Microsoft already offers in its Intunes solution available on Android. ” When Microsoft Defender ATP for Android detects that a device has malicious applications installed, it classifies it as high risk ».
For example, when an infected device is recognized as such, it will not be able to access Outlook email. All of these options are available for now, but unfortunately, antivirus is not available on the Play Store.
The tool is currently reserved for companies only.
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