Not only versions of Microsoft Windows have security tools, including Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management and Defender, also Linux has the possibility to install this security as of this week. Microsoft is also planning to roll out the tools for iOS and Android later this year.
The arrival of Microsoft‘s security products to Linux was already announced last year, the iOS and Android versions were a bigger surprise. According to Microsoft, iOS and Android are ‘pretty safe, but pretty is not the same as really safe’. When the versions of the tool will come to the two systems is not yet clear, but according to CNBC the release date will be in 2020.
For the Linux version of Microsoft Defender ATP a preview is already available. RHEL 7+, CentOS Linux 7+, Ubuntu 16 LTS (+), SLES 12+, Debian 9+ and Oracle EL 7 are supported by Microsoft.
The support for mobile phones using Android and iOS is a logical step, as Microsoft threw in the towel when it came to rolling out features for Windows phones.