Microsoft launches online security tool ‘Defender’ – Times of India

Microsoft has introduced a new Defender online security tool for individuals. The tool has been launched for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers. With the new Defender tool, Microsoft claims to provide “continuous antivirus and anti-phishing protection” for user data and devices.
Microsoft says that the new online security tool is built on our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint technology. It is the newest member of the family of Microsoft Defender solutions and extends the protection already built into Windows Security.
As per the Redmond-based tech giant, Microsoft Defender will enable the users to:
“Manage your security protections and view security protections for everyone in your family, from a single easy-to-use, centralized dashboard.
View your existing antivirus protection (such as Norton or McAfee). Defender recognizes these protections within the dashboard.
Extend Windows device protections to iOS, Android, and macOS devices for cross-platform malware protection on the devices you and your family use the most.
Receive instant security alerts, resolution strategies, and expert tips to help keep your data and devices secure.”
Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management, Microsoft, said in a website post: “To help keep your data private and devices secure, people often turn to multiple security products, with scattered security monitoring and device management. This fragmentation makes keeping up with increasing online threats even harder. We must evolve our security solutions to meet unique customer needs at home and work by bringing together existing technologies in a new way. That is why we are introducing Microsoft Defender for individuals.”
The company also plans to add more security measures under a single dashboard like identity theft protection and secure online connection.
The Microsoft Defender app is available from today, across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.


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