- May 4, 2019
Microsoft believes there's a market for its security software on mobile devices, so Android and iOS users will soon have the option of running Microsoft Defender on their devices.
Posting on the Microsoft Security Blog, Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender ATP, confirmed that the company has been working on and investing in mobile threat defense. The end result is a version of Microsoft Defener ATP for both Android and iOS .
As CNBC reports, Microsoft sees a gap in the market for its security solution on mobile devices. Malware is a problem on mobile devices even if they are seen as safer environments than that offered by a desktop PC. However, Microsoft believes there's still a risk, especially for corporate users, if users install apps found outside of the official app stores or are subject to a phishing attack.
Microsoft wants its security software to keep you safe on Google and Apple's mobile platforms.