Microsoft retains extending its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to extra platforms past Windows, and at this time it’s the flip of Linux to fulfill this safety suite.

The software program big has shipped a public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux, explaining that this launch relies on suggestions it obtained from prospects internationally.

Microsoft Defender ATP isn’t Microsoft’s antivirus engine that protects Windows 10, however a full platform whose objective is to present enterprises a sophisticated arsenal of safety instruments to stop, detect, and reply to superior threats occurring of their networks.

Android and iOS variations additionally on their method

Microsoft Defender ATP is already built-in with a sequence of different Microsoft merchandise aimed on the enterprise, together with Skype for Business, Azure Security Center, Office 365 ATP, Azure ATP, and Microsoft Cloud App Security.

“Today, we’re asserting one other step in our journey to supply safety from Microsoft with the general public preview of Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux. Extending endpoint menace safety to Linux has been a long-time ask from our prospects and we’re excited to have the ability to ship on that,” Microsoft stated in an announcement at this time.

“We know our prospects’ environments are complicated and heterogenous. Providing complete safety throughout a number of platforms by way of a single resolution and streamlined view is extra essential than ever.”

Additionally, the corporate says it’s additionally bringing Microsoft Defender ATP to iOS and Android cellular working programs, with additional particulars to be shared later this yr nearer to the discharge date. A extra in-depth have a look at the cellular push, nevertheless, will likely be supplied on the RSA Conference.

“Next week on the RSA Conference, we’ll present a preview of our investments in cellular menace protection with the work we’re doing to convey our options to Android and iOS,” Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Threat Protection, says.