The company had previously released its Defender antivirus app for Mac computers last year, and now they have announced that they will be bringing it onto mobile devices for both iOS and Android smartphones.
According to Microsoft, “Providing comprehensive protection across multiple platforms through a single solution and streamlined view is more important than ever. Next week at the RSA Conference, we’ll provide a preview of our investments in mobile threat defense with the work we’re doing to bring our solutions to Android and iOS.”
The company will be sharing more details about the app next week, so we’ll be sharing those details with you then. That being said, it will be interesting to see what kind of protection Microsoft can offer to iOS devices. This is largely due to Apple’s walled garden approach with third-party apps that can sometimes limit its functionality.
How Microsoft plans to get around that or work with those limitations remains to be seen, but like we said, details will be revealed next week so check back with us for the updates.