Microsoft today announced announce two additions to its endpoint security platform, confirming that Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will be available for the Mac and is now available in limited preview if you are interested in using it on your Apple system.
Back in February Microsoft announced the Microsoft Threat Experts, a new managed hunting service within the Microsoft 365 Security portfolio that enables customers to extend their expertise and insights with the help of Microsoft security professionals. “This release showcased our philosophy that security is about leveraging cloud services to enable new and better approaches to protecting your business, and it’s about people—the people you protect and the people who do the protecting.”
– Beginning today, we’re extending our endpoint protection platform to support additional operating systems with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Mac, available now in limited preview. With this expansion, we’re also renaming the Windows Defender ATP platform to Microsoft Defender ATP.
– We’re making Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) capabilities available in Microsoft Defender ATP to discover, prioritize, and remediate threats and vulnerabilities, available today in preview.
“Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) is a new capability within Microsoft Defender ATP designed to empower security teams to discover, prioritize, and remediate known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations exploited by threat actors. Customers will be able to evaluate the risk level of threats and vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation based on signals they receive from Microsoft Defender ATP. Customers can also speed up mitigations by leveraging the integrated remediation processes to bridge the gap between security and IT teams.”