Microsoft Defender, the security solution that has been integrated into Windows for years and has a more complete business version, has just released a new application for end users that can also be used in macOS, iOS y Android.
Of course, the new application is not free. To access it, you must have Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family, monthly plans that provide access to Office applications and services, cloud storage and email without ads.
This is how the new Microsoft Defender works
According to the company, the new application has a centralized control panel that allows us to verify the security status of all associated devices. From there, they promise, we will be able to take all necessary security actions.
What does it offer? Microsoft Defender for end users offers malware protection, instant security alerts and security tips. However, not all of these features are available on all devices.
In Windows 10 and Windows 10 there is no anti-malware protection because Microsoft Defender is already built-in for free in those operating systems. Yes we will benefit from the control panel with the administration tools.
The other operating systems that have limitations are iOS and iPad OS. In this case we will not have antimalware protection either (yes against web phishing). This is due to Apple’s restrictions on third-party applications, which cannot make certain changes to the system.
According to Microsoft, its new security solution comes at a time when “there are 921 password attacks every second and ransomware attacks abound.” In addition, they promise that they will continue to improve it, adding protection against identity theft and secure connection online.
Is it a good alternative? Answering this question depends on the needs of each user. If you are a user of one of the latest versions of Windows, you already have Microsoft Defender included, a software that is one of the eleven best antivirus of 2022according to our colleagues at Genbeta.
If you want to improve the protection of your macOS, iOS and Android devices, you can do it with the new Microsoft Defender, although, as we mentioned above, you will have to go through the box. Microsoft 365 Personal costs 7 euros per month and Microsoft 365 Family 10 euros per month.
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