Microsoft is about to release its Windows Defender ATP antivirus for the Mac computers! On 21st of March 2019 (Thursday), Microsoft has announced that the company is all set to introduce its anti-malware software to the macOS operating system and also to the other platforms like the Linux. Thus, the company renamed Windows Defender Advanced Threat protection (ATP) to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) in an attempt to minimise the confusion with the name and indicate the cross-platform nature of the software suite. This is for all of them who are actually in a hesitation to accept whether their Macbook would need any antivirus. Well, yes! macOS is ideally more secure than the Windows but lately the cybercriminals have gained access to the Mac platform offering their systems some viruses like the Trojans, adware, spyware, backdoors, ransomwares and several other evil applications.
Now, Microsoft has come up with an advanced and dedicated Defender ATP client for Mac that offers full antivirus and threat protection having the ability to perform quick, full and custom scans providing the macOS users the next generation protection and the endpoint detection along with the response coverage as the Windows counterpart. As for now, the technology giant has released the Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac that is compatible with macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra or the macOS Sierra in the limited preview for the businesses that have both the Windows and the Mac systems.
Similar to the MS Office for Mac, the Defender for Mac will also use the Microsoft AutoUpdate software to enjoy the latest feature and the bug fixes on time. The company, Microsoft have mentioned the release for some of the other platforms while the platforms are not yet confirmed. Moreover, it is not clear if the company would launch a consumer version of the Microsoft Defender for the Mac users in the near future.