The launch of the new Microsoft Defender app for Microsoft 365 customers was announced by Microsoft in early July.
With a Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription, users of Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices can now access the online security software. Your desktops and mobile devices’ security status may be managed and tracked through the Defender app, which serves as a single point.
The company asserts that it will protect data and devices from malicious online threats and will recognize third-party antivirus solutions from Norton, MacAfee, and other companies. According to Microsoft, users of the Defender app will receive immediate security alerts and advice on how to keep their devices secure.
In a blog post, the company announced the availability of the Microsoft Defender software for individuals. Now accessible on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows, the cybersecurity app was previously preview-only. The app’s functionality differs depending on the platform and is included with Microsoft 365 Family or Personal plans.
Microsoft Defender offers antivirus and anti-phishing security for your data and devices, as described on the company’s forum.
Once installed, the centralized dashboard will allow you to control security settings for all family members’ devices as well as for yourself. Additionally, this hub will display any additional antivirus security provided by Norton, McAfee, or other providers.
Additionally, the brand-new Defender app for several platforms provides security alerts and advice. For the time being, only Windows and macOS devices can use this feature. The company also intends to soon upgrade the foundation with features like identity theft defense and a secure online connection.
As previously indicated, Microsoft Defender is free, however, the Microsoft Defender app requires a Microsoft 365 membership. Additionally, Microsoft is giving users a 30-day free trial. It is available for download via Microsoft Store, App Store, and Google Play.