New strategic partnerships help Microsoft extend Windows Defender ATP across platforms

Windows Defender ATP provides security teams a single pane of glass for their endpoint security. It is included in the Microsoft 365 E5 Plan. To provide protection and visibility into potential threats on all of the customers’ device platforms Microsoft is now collaborating with the three leading security companies: Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften. This enables Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to detect, protect, and respond to security threats on macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices.

Windows Defender ATP-Portal (Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/windows/threat-protection/windows-defender-atp/portal-overview-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection)

Microsoft has been working closely with its partners to ensure the integration of their solutions with Windows Defender ATP is simple and easy to implement with only a few clicks. There are no requirements for any additional infrastructure, and once the integration is set, new events from on boarded macOS, Linux, iOS and Android devices will start surfacing into the Windows Defender ATP console.
 

  • Bitdefender’s GravityZone Cloud enables customers to view comprehensive threat intelligence information on malware and suspicious files, such as threat type, threat category, and many other relevant details. The integration with Bitdefender is available now in Public Preview.
  • Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security gives customers real-time visibility into incidents on mobile devices and lets them respond quickly and effectively. Lookout will be joining Microsoft’s Public Preview Program with their integrated solutions soon.
  • Ziften’s Zenith systems and security operations platform helps customers to detect attacks and zero-day exploits, to uncover the full scope of a breach, and to quickly respond to contain attacks. Ziften will be joining Microsoft’s Public Preview Program with their integrated solutions soon.

Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften are the first of several strategic partnerships coming for Windows Defender ATP. Microsoft continuously expands with the goal of giving security teams better ways to detect, investigate and respond to cyber-attacks and breaches on their networks. As attackers continue to move quickly, the security industry must work together to provide integrated experiences and technology. The result is the best possible protection for the customer.

Read the full announcement here.

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