Windows Defender ATP becomes Microsoft Defender ATP, coming soon to Mac

Windows Defender ATP becomes Microsoft Defender ATP, coming soon to Mac

Windows Defender ATP becomes Microsoft Defender ATP, coming soon to Mac

Has hell frozen over? The extension of the Microsoft 365 advanced endpoint security platform to non-Winds devices actually led Microsoft to rename Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to simply "Microsoft Defender ATP". Microsoft didn't even start bundling the Windows Defender antivirus with the operating system until fairly recently, and now it's expanding to offer Defender to Mac users. Microsoft has made improvements to the Windows Update process in Windows 10, reducing the time it takes to apply feature updates by 20 percent. Microsoft Defender ATP can be installed on devices running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, and macOS Sierra. It will carry out all the usual security software tasks you expect such as scanning a computer, detecting threats, and quarantining or removing risky files.

Disabling or enabling real-time protection, cloud-delivered protection, and automatic sample submission.

Manually checking for security intelligence updates. The preview is limited to businesses, which gives you a clue as to why Microsoft is bothering to develop these tools for macOS.

Microsoft says that a public preview of TVW will arrive next month and that additional functionality and support will be announced later down the road. Recently, Microsoft released Windows Defender Application Guard browser extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so a wider release seems natural. The Windows 7 upgrade cycle will help push Windows 10 further, and it recently passed Windows 7 in market share earlier this year. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple chose to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.

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