Microsoft ahead of cybersecurity conference RSA 2020 has announced several new security features coming to various platforms, including the general availability of Microsoft Threat Protection and security features coming to mobile platforms.
According to a company blog post, Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) uses artificial intelligence and combines other capabilities from the company’s other security products like Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Office 365 ATP, Azure ATP and Microsoft Cloud App Security.
The new solution now out of public preview allows security teams to block and eliminate attacks, prioritize incidents for investigation, automate fixes and hunt for threats across domains.
The company also announced Thursday that it is offering a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux and across all domains with the firm’s cloud-native security information and event manager Azure Sentinel.
In a blog post, Moti Gindi, corporate vice president of Microsoft Defender ATP, said Linux users have long been asking for that endpoint threat detection.
“We know our customers’ environments are complex and heterogenous,” Gindi wrote. “Providing comprehensive protection across multiple platforms through a single solution and streamlined view is more important than ever.”
At next week’s cybersecurity event RSA in San Francisco, Microsoft will preview its investments in bringing threat defense app Defender to Android and iOS, Gindi said.
Focus on mobile
This comes as Microsoft is making a push to provide more products for mobile users. Earlier this week, Microsoft made a unified Office app available for Android and iOS.
In an interview with CNBC, Rob Lefferts, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, said smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cyber threats like malware and phishing as desktop users.
With Defender, employees would be less vulnerable outside of the office, Lefferts said.
The company already offers IT management software for PCs, smartphones and tablets, Lefferts told CNBC, but the Defender app coming to mobile platforms adds another layer of security by preventing users from accessing potentially dangerous online destinations.