Microsoft said today it plans to bring its antivirus software, Defender Advanced Threat Protection, to phones and other devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. From a report:
The software, also called Defender ATP, is already available on Windows and MacOS. It offers features like preventive protection, post-breach detection and automated investigation and response, according to Microsoft.
When it comes to mobile devices, Microsoft’s Rob Lefferts said that the Defender software could help companies protect employees from things like malware and phishing attacks. Apple’s and Google’s app stores are “pretty safe,” Lefferts said, but “malware does happen on those platforms.”