Microsoft has released a new application that is supposed to manage the security of each of your devices. Microsoft Defender wants to act as an interface between the various security tools on a device and its user.
Microsoft is launching a new service accessible to all subscribers to its 365 offering. Microsoft Defender aims to be an all-in-one solution to improve online security on smartphones, PCs or Macs.
The application, not to be confused with Windows Defender (the default antivirus on the Microsoft operating system), presents itself as a “cross-device security” that puts in front of everyone all the useful information to adequately protect their terminals. Software features vary by platform, but in its simplest version, Defender is a centralized dashboard designed to alert you to security issues.
One app to protect them all
“To maintain data privacy and device security, consumers often use different services, resulting in fragmented alerts and device management. This fragmentation makes it even more difficult to keep track of growing online threats “, explains Vasu Jakkal, head of security at Microsoft. To solve the problem, Windows Defender then offers a single interface that centralizes all the user’s devices and details their cybersecurity needs.
On Windows, the application will present all antivirus reports in a unified interface and inform you whether or not there is malware. On iOS it will simply offer protection against phishing, while on Android it will integrate an adequate antivirus. It will also offer platform-specific tips to potentially improve gadget safety.
Microsoft 365 subscribers will love to see at a glance if their PC or Android smartphone isn’t full of security vulnerabilities, but the fact is that the software does somewhat duplicate services already natively integrated on different platforms. In addition to offering tips and advice on how to best protect yourself online, Microsoft Defender doesn’t go very far. At present, the app looks more like a fleet management service for individuals than a true cybersecurity tool.
To try Microsoft Defender, you need a Microsoft 365 subscription. You can download the application from the publisher’s official page.
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that includes Microsoft Office suite software.
Release date :
Office – Productivity
Operating system :
Android, Online Service All Internet Browsers, Windows, iOS iPhone / iPad, macOS