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Microsoft Defender Anti-Malware App is released on Android

Microsoft has released a public preview of their cyber-security software on the Android platform. So this is called Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Most of this software is aimed at enterprises rather than end-users. According to Microsoft, this app helps to protect the confidential information of companies from unsafe device accesses. They also say that this security software can detect insecure emails, applications and unsafe endpoints in Android and protect users from them.

In an official blog post last Tuesday (June 23), they announced that they were using deep-learning and heuristics to protect users against phishing and other online threats. It also has a malware scanning facility and the convenience of protecting network connections from malicious apps and websites. In addition, network administrators have the ability to restrict devices identified as vulnerable.

Microsoft released a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux earlier this year. So this development came less than a year after Microsoft released their enterprise security software on Mac. They also said that the software would be released for Android and iOS by the end of this year.

As part of a plan to provide endpoint threat protection to all platforms, including desktop and mobile, Microsoft dropped the ‘Windows’ branding and began using the name ‘Microsoft Defender’ instead. That is the year 2019. So, as mentioned earlier, these ATP apps are part of Microsoft’s enterprise security program. So it is not possible to say when this app will be released to general users.

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