Despite the competition between Windows and MacOS in desktop operating systems, Microsoft never seems to mind developing high-quality software for its competitors, so it is often called conscientious developers. This time, Microsoft brought its own security suite, Windows Defender ATP, to the MacOS platform.
Not long ago, Microsoft officially announced that Windows Defender ATP will soon support the MacOS platform, and in order to unify the names of platforms and enhance their impact, Windows Defender ATP was officially renamed Microsoft Defender ATP.
Microsoft has said that Windows Defender ATP will gradually expand to Linux, MacOS and Android platforms. Changing its name to Microsoft Defender ATP is the first step towards a full platform solution.
It is reported that the Microsoft Defender ATP interface of MacOS platform is very close to Windows 10 devices and provides similar experience. At present, it supports system versions such as m acOS Mojave, m acOS High Sierra and m acOS Sierra.
Microsoft Defender ATP Mac End Preview
Microsoft Defender ATP provides next-generation anti-malware protection, allowing end users to view and execute their protection configurations, including:
1. Running scans, including full, fast and custom path scans
2. Check detected threats
3. Take measures against threats, including isolation, deletion or permission
Users can also configure advanced settings, such as:
Disable or enable real-time protection, cloud delivery protection, and automatic sample submission
Add file and path exclusions
Manage notifications when threats are detected
Manual Inspection Safety Intelligence Update
In addition, administrators can use Microsoft Intune or other Mac management consoles to disable some of these options to prevent end users from making changes.
Microsoft AutoUpdate services will also be installed by the way to ensure that applications are up-to-date and properly connected to the cloud.
Report in Microsoft Defender ATP Portal
Devices with alarm and detection functions will be displayed in Microsoft Defender ATP portal, including a rich context and alarm process tree. Security analysts and administrators can view these alerts, and in addition, they can see the detection on Mac devices.
The following figure shows the Mac test in the dashboard and all other tests:
Configuration using Microsoft Intune
At present, Microsoft Defender ATP on MacOS side is still in the internal testing stage, if necessary, customers canApplication experienceMicrosoft will review the qualifications to determine whether it can participate in internal testing.
* Reference sources:MicrosoftCompiled by Allen Bibb and reproduced by FreeBuf.COM