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Microsoft Defender cross-device security app now available for individuals and families

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.

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