Microsoft extends Windows Defender ATP across macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android

Microsoft is extending Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) across even more platforms.

As part of a partnership with Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften, Windows Defender ATP will soon be able to detect threats across macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. For businesses that employ a number of different devices, this will help to consolidate the detection a response to security threats across their whole fleet.

"Windows Defender ATP provides security teams a single pane of glass for their endpoint security and now by collaborating with these partners, our customers can extend their ATP service to their entire install base," Microsoft says.

Microsoft has accomplished this with new integrations with Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften. Once toggled on, Microsoft says, the Windows Defender ATP console will surface new events from on-boarded macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices. From Microsoft:

  • Bitdefender's GravityZone Cloud enables customers to view comprehensive threat intelligence information on malware and suspicious files, such as threat type, threat category, and many other relevant details.
  • Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security gives customers real-time visibility into incidents on mobile devices and lets them respond quickly and effectively.
  • Ziften's Zenith systems and security operations platform helps customers to detect attacks and zero-day exploits, to uncover the full scope of a breach, and to quickly respond to contain attacks.

According to Microsoft, the Bitdefender integration is now available in public preview. Ziften and Lookout are expected to join the public preview program soon.