Microsoft today released a preview of the Microsoft Defender ATP version for Android mobile devices and rolled out its first production version of the tool for Linux systems.
The Defender ATP security tool includes phishing protection and scanning of applications and files for malware. It works with Microsoft's Endpoint Manager and Conditional Access products.
"In this rapidly evolving world of mobile threats, Microsoft is taking a holistic approach to tackling these challenges and to securing enterprises and their data with our new mobile threat defense capabilities," wrote Rob Lefferts, corporate vice president of Microsoft 365 Security, in a blog post today. "We're leveraging our unique visibility into the threat landscape and the vast signal, intelligence, and security expertise we have from across domains, such as our expertise in phishing and email, our endpoint threat research on malware and attacker techniques, and our focus on identity and zero trust to bring protection capabilities to mobile."
The Linux version of Microsoft's software represents yet another move by the company to extend its tools beyond its Windows-based platforms.
"This release marks an important moment for all Microsoft Defender ATP customers when Microsoft Defender ATP becomes a truly unified solution to secure the full spectrum of desktop and server platforms that are common across enterprise environments: Windows, macOS, and Linux," Lefferts said.