Android version of Microsoft security software 'Microsoft Defender ATP' is public preview, malware scanning by deep learning etc.



The Android version of the security software ' Microsoft Defender ATP ' developed by Microsoft has been released as a public preview. The Linux version has been released to the public at the same time, and cross-platform support for Microsoft Defender ATP is progressing.

Announcing Microsoft Defender ATP for Android-Microsoft Tech Community-1480787

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-defender-atp/announcing-microsoft-defender-atp-for-android/ba-p/1480787

Microsoft continues to extend security for all with mobile protection for Android-Microsoft Security
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/06/23/microsoft-continues-to-extend-security-for-all-with-mobile-protection-for-android/

In March 2019, Microsoft changed the name of its security software 'Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection' to 'Microsoft Defender ATP'. In addition, Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac was released in July 2019, and a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux was released in February 2020. Microsoft Defender ATP for Android was announced at RSA Conference 2020 and reached public preview on June 23, 2020.

There are four main functions provided by Microsoft Defender ATP for Android. The first is the ability to protect your device from phishing apps and websites and connections to insecure networks. Using the service of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen , it is possible to block access to insecure networks and notify users.



Since the access status of the device is notified to the internal security team via Microsoft Defender Security Center, it is possible to remove the device with unauthorized access from the internal network or block access to internal applications. Will be possible. It also has a custom indicator feature that allows you to individually set blocked URLs and domains, which you can set from the Microsoft Defender Security Center.

The second is the malware scanning function. Android already has a function to restrict the installation source of the application and a scanning function for dangerous applications such as

Google Play Protect, but Microsoft Defender ATP for Android will further enhance these functions. It has a heuristic engine that lets you make virus decisions by analogy rather than matching patterns, and cloud protection with deep learning, allowing you to scan for malware and potentially unwanted apps (PUAs). ..



The third feature is blocking access to sensitive data by

Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager . For example, if Microsoft Defender ATP detects that a malicious app is installed, the device will be classified as 'high risk' and flagged on the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Microsoft Intune, which manages mobile devices, can manage access to data according to the security risk of the device by referencing predefined access rules by risk level and flags in the Microsoft Defender Security Center. You will be able to.



The fourth function is the integration of security operations. Since Microsoft Defender ATP for Android works with Microsoft Defender Security Center, it is possible to integrate Android security management with other platform security management. This function is similar to the function provided by Microsoft Defender ATP for Windows, Mac, Linux.



At the same time that Microsoft is providing a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Android, it has also launched Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux to the public. It is also announced that the iOS version of Microsoft Defender ATP will be available in the second half of 2020.

in Mobile,   Software,   Security, Posted by log1n_yi