Microsoft has signed deals with three security companies – Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften – to enable Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to detect, protect, and respond to security threads on macOS, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
“We’ve heard from our customers that they want protection and visibility into potential threats on all of their device platforms and we’ve turned to partners to help address this need,” said Rob Lefferts, partner director for Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, in a new blog post.
“Windows Defender ATP provides security teams a single pane of glass for their endpoint security and now by collaborating with these partners, our customers can extend their ATP service to their entire install base.”
Bitdefender’s GravityZone Cloud enables customers to view threat intelligence information on malware and suspicious files, such as threat type, threat category, and many other relevant details.
Meanwhile, Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security gives customers real-time visibility into incidents on mobile devices and lets them respond quickly and effectively.
And 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.
“We believe for security to be the most effective, it must be comprehensive,” said Lefferts. “As attackers continue to move quickly, the security industry must work together to provide integrated experiences and technology. The end result is the best possible protection for the customer.”