Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a unified platform for preventive protection, breakthrough sensor, automated investigation and response. While it had been on Windows for a while, Microsoft now makes Windows Defender ATP for macOS as well. However, it is only for Enterprise and it is compatible with devices running macOS Mojave, MacOS High Sierra or macOS Sierra.
Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac
Microsoft Defender is a cross-platform protection and endpoint detection and offers response coverage. Except for all features that attack surface reduction. Automatic investigation and repair, connected protection for protection against breakage, exploitation protection, behavior control, also includes the threat and security management for macOS. It offers
- Real-time device inventory
- Visibility in software and vulnerabilities
- Programming runtime context
- Configuration mode
When I first saw the announcement, I was a little excited to think that it was a consumer-oriented option. Unfortunately, it is only available to the business and right now it is request-based. You can search with a work or company email if you want to evaluate. The link allows you to get a free trial version of Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS, although you can also request a quote.
Note: No work email will work. You should be a real business looking for a solution.
Once your application is approved, visit the onboard Microsoft Defender ATP portal. Enter what you can install using several methods. Microsoft has listed the following ways to install Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS:
- Via the command line tool:
- Via third party tools:
After enabling the service, you configure the network or firewall to allow outbound connections between it and your endpoints.
There are many companies how many use macOS. After all, Microsoft software and services are also available on macOS, if work demands are made, it can be used. This is where Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS makes sense. Business can make sure Macbooks get the same protection as other Windows machines.