Microsoft has decided to make some significant changes to its Windows Defender ATP. Firstly, the company says the security tool is now available on Apple’s MacOS. Secondly, the whole service is now rebranded at Microsoft Defender ATP.
ATP on Mac
Mac users can access Microsoft Defender ATP as a regular app on the platform. That means it is not present in the App Store, so you will need to download it from Microsoft browser-based installer. Microsoft says users need to be running macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra to work with Defender ATP.
There are two key parts for cross-platform support for Microsoft Defender ATP on Mac:
- A new user interface on Mac clients called Microsoft Defender ATP. The user interface brings a similar experience to what customers have today on Windows 10 devices.
- Reporting for Mac devices on the Microsoft Defender ATP portal.