As we speak’s refined cyber threats require a contemporary strategy to safety. And this doesn’t apply solely to enterprises or authorities entities—lately we’ve seen assaults enhance exponentially towards people. There are 921 password assaults each second.1 We’ve seen ransomware threats extending past their ordinary targets to go after small companies and households. And we all know, as dangerous actors grow to be increasingly more refined, we have to enhance our private defenses as nicely.
That’s the reason it’s so essential for us to guard your whole digital life, whether or not you’re at house or work—threats don’t finish whenever you stroll out of the workplace or shut your work laptop computer for the day. We want options that assist maintain you and your loved ones safe in how you’re employed, play, and reside.
That’s why I’m excited to share the supply of Microsoft Defender for people, a brand new on-line safety software for Microsoft 365 Private and Household subscribers. We consider each particular person and household ought to really feel secure on-line. That is an thrilling step in our journey to convey safety to all and I’m thrilled to share with you extra about this new app, accessible with options so that you can strive in the present day.
Introducing Microsoft Defender
As our digital footprints develop, and with extra gadgets and relations on-line, defending your private knowledge and gadgets turns into extra essential than ever. On prime of that, you and your loved ones’s machine preferences might lead to Home windows, iOS, Android, and macOS gadgets all represented in a single family—I do know from private expertise in my family. As threats develop extra refined, and time spent on-line has elevated through the pandemic, we’re extra susceptible than ever.
To assist maintain your knowledge non-public and gadgets safe, individuals usually flip to a number of safety merchandise, with scattered safety monitoring and machine administration. This fragmentation makes maintaining with rising on-line threats even more durable.
We should evolve our safety options to fulfill distinctive buyer wants at house and work by bringing collectively current applied sciences in a brand new approach. That’s the reason we’re introducing Microsoft Defender for people. It was constructed on our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint know-how, leveraging the identical trusted safety that enterprises depend on. It joins our complete set of safety services and products as the latest member of our household of Microsoft Defender options and extends the safety already constructed into Home windows Safety.
What does Microsoft Defender do?
Microsoft Defender is simplified on-line safety that meets you and your loved ones the place you’re by bringing a number of protections collectively right into a single dashboard. It offers on-line safety throughout the gadgets you and your loved ones use. It gives ideas and proposals to strengthen your safety additional. And, as you develop your digital footprint by including relations and gadgets, Defender grows with you and retains your defenses up-to-date utilizing trusted know-how.
This seamless answer, which incorporates steady antivirus and anti-phishing safety on your knowledge and gadgets, will allow you to:
- Handle your safety protections and examine safety protections for everybody in your loved ones, from a single easy-to-use, centralized dashboard.2
- View your current antivirus safety (equivalent to Norton or McAfee). Defender acknowledges these protections throughout the dashboard.
- Prolong Home windows machine protections to iOS, Android, and macOS gadgets for cross-platform malware safety on the gadgets you and your loved ones use essentially the most.3, 4
- Obtain on the spot safety alerts, decision methods, and knowledgeable ideas to assist maintain your knowledge and gadgets safe.5
That is simply the beginning. As we glance ahead, we are going to proceed to convey extra protections collectively beneath a single dashboard, together with options like id theft safety and safe on-line connection. Microsoft Defender is simplified on-line safety that grows with you and your loved ones to assist maintain you secure.
Strive it in the present day!
The enlargement of our safety portfolio with Microsoft Defender for people is the pure and thrilling development in our journey as a safety firm. The Microsoft Defender app is obtainable to Microsoft 365 subscribers starting in the present day, throughout Home windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. It was formed primarily based on the ideas and suggestions from so many households and individuals who use our merchandise, and we’re so excited to have this accessible in the present day. Learn extra concerning the worth to Microsoft 365 subscribers and the journey to get right here from the Microsoft 365 staff, or strive Microsoft Defender in the present day. There’s a lot extra to return, and we stay up for sharing extra on this journey to make the world a safer place for all!
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1Based on Microsoft Azure Energetic Listing (Azure AD) authentication log knowledge. 2022.
2App requires a Microsoft 365 Household or Private subscription and is obtainable as a separate obtain.
3App is obtainable on Home windows, macOS, Android, and iOS in choose Microsoft 365 Household or Private billing areas.
4New malware safety is just not accessible the place these protections exist on iOS and Home windows.
5Safety ideas can be found on Home windows and macOS solely.