The business made the announcement on its own community forum where it mentioned that the dangers in the mobile space are unique, and the need for protecting mobile devices is increasingly imperative. The Microsoft Defender ATP program for Android is just available to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection clients rather than the general public, that is the reason why it isn’t recorded on the Google Play shop. Further, the company also announced it is working on an iOS version as well.
The Microsoft Defender ATP app for Android, as detailed on the company’s forum, provides protection against”phishing and unsafe network connections from programs, websites, and malicious programs.” Phishing attacks are when hackers try trick the target into giving their credentials such as bank details, passwords, card information, etc.. They disguise the emails or messages as if from a trustworthy thing. The Microsoft Defender ATP program is said to have the ability to block these connections.
What’s more, the Android program provides web protection, such as blocking unsafe connections and blocks dangerous URLs with the help of custom indexes, giving it more fine-grained control more than blocking and allowing certain connections. It comes with malware scan that includes signature-based malware detection. “Scans are instantly performed detect malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA). If a secure app is downloaded, the end user will see a lightweight notification letting them understand the app is clean”, the discussion states.
Notably, the protector program is available for paying Microsoft Defender ATP customers and not the general populace.