Microsoft Defender app individuals

After testing the preview app for the past few months, Microsoft today announced the general availability of Microsoft Defender cross-device security app now available for individuals and families. This will allow individuals and families to protect their devices and stay safer online with malware protection, real-time security notifications, and security tips. Microsoft Defender for individuals is built on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint technology, a trusted security technology that enterprises rely on.

Microsoft Defender for individuals will be available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers.

Microsoft Defender app is available on the following platforms:

  • Windows: Windows 10 version 19041.0 or higher. Defender is not currently supported on ARM-based devices.
  • Mac: Intel Macs from Catalina 10.15+ upwards, Apple silicon-based devices from 11.2.3+ upwards. Disk Space: 2 GB
  • iPhone: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
  • Android: Requires Android OS 6.0 and up.

Microsoft Defender includes the features below.

A dashboard that allows you to:

  • Monitor your online security status in a single, centralized view.
  • See your and your family’s devices in one place.
  • Add or remove devices.

Protection across your devices that:

  • Provides malware protection.
  • Continuously scans for new and existing threats.
  • Gives you control over what is scanned by enabling you to identify apps and files that you consider safe.

Safety alerts and recommendations including:

  • Real-time alerts about changes to your security status.
  • Recommendations to help keep your data and devices secure.
  • Tips that help improve your overall security

You can learn more about Microsoft Defender for Individuals here.