Microsoft announces work on a Defender ATP security platform for iOS and Android

Windows giant Microsoft today announced its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security platform is coming to mobile devices powered by iOS and Android.

According to the announcement, the security platform is designed to help prevent, detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats.

The following key features are available to customers:

  • Endpoint behavioral sensors. Embedded in Windows 10, these sensors collect and process behavioral signals from the operating system and sends this sensor data to your private, isolated, cloud instance of Microsoft Defender ATP.
  • Cloud security analytics. Leveraging big-data, machine-learning and unique Microsoft optics across the Windows ecosystem, enterprise cloud products (such as Office 365) and online assets, behavioral signals are translated into insights, detections and recommended responses to advanced threats.
  • Threat intelligence. Generated by Microsoft hunters, security teams and augmented by threat intelligence provided by partners, threat intelligence enables Microsoft Defender ATP to identify attacker tools, techniques and procedures, and generate alerts when these are observed in collected sensor data.

A preview of Defender ATP for iOS/Android will be shown at next week’s RSA conference.

The Redmond giant currently provides a Mac version of the Defender ATP platform requiring macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later.