Microsoft’s new position in relation to systems that compete with yours has long been known. The brand embraced Linux and has a strong presence and integration with Android. He also looked at macOS and there is Edge and other news.
With this expanded presence, it is natural that it continues to develop solutions for these platforms and a novelty has now arrived. Microsoft also already has an antivirus for Android and Linux.
Microsoft security solutions have gained a prominent place in Windows. These are increasingly capable and can be as or more secure than those of their competitors, with the advantage of being integrated into this system and what it requires.
A new antivirus for Android
Now, and to further expand the offer, there is already a public solution testing of the security version for Android. This antivirus integrates with the Windows Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) security solution. This is dedicated to companies and organizations.
With this proposal, Microsoft wants to prevent Android users from being exposed. It offers an anti-phishing solution that blocks access to dangerous connections in the browser. It can be centrally controlled and configured and optimized in the same way.
Microsoft security solution for Linux
But because Microsoft security solutions want to go further, the company presented yet another novelty. Linux now also has an antivirus, which can be used in most distributions used, both for server and desktop.
Like the Android version, the one dedicated to Linux will also be integrated into the Windows Defender ATP and thus offer a remotely controlled and monitored solution. Thus, it will be simpler to assess your behavior and the threats present.
After arriving at macOS and with the promise of extending to other areas, it is now the turn of Android and Linux. The iOS version will arrive later. So Microsoft shows that it wants to be present on all systems with its solutions. It is an important posture that seems to be bearing fruit.