Recently, Microsoft added a new feature for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) which has fans of the product cheering.
Once the new “Mobile Network Protection” feature is enabled on the iOS and Android devices you want to monitor, the security platform will provide the same robust protections and notifications that your other network devices currently enjoy.
The company had this to say about the recent addition:
“As the world continues to make sense of the digital transformation, networks are becoming increasingly complex and provide a unique avenue for nefarious activity if left unattended.
To combat this, Microsoft offers a mobile network protection feature in Defender for Endpoint that helps organizations identify, assess, and remediate endpoint weaknesses with the help of robust threat intelligence.”
This new feature is part of a larger, ongoing effort by Microsoft to expand Defender for Endpoint’s capabilities and provide an umbrella of protection that extends across multiple platforms.
Given the complexities of today’s network security environment, we’re thrilled to see tech giants like Microsoft taking bold steps to help simplify, and a cross platform security solution is seen by many as being the Holy Grail of the industry. While it’s certainly true that Defender for Endpoint isn’t that yet, it’s clear that Microsoft is interested in seeing it become that.
Again, from Microsoft:
“With this new cross-platform coverage, threat and vulnerability management capabilities now support all major device platforms across the organization – spanning workstations, servers, and mobile devices.”
In addition to this new capability, the Redmond giant has also added a feature to MDE that allows admins to “contain” unmanaged Windows devices on their network if they are compromised, or even if there’s a suspicion that they might be. This is in a bid to keep hackers from abusing those devices and moving laterally through corporate networks.
All of this is great news indeed and if you’re not yet taking advantage of Defender for Endpoint, we recommend giving it serious consideration.