Microsoft makes its security software for macOS more widely available

Microsoft has announced a public preview of Defender Advanced Threat Protection for macOS. This will allow more customers of Microsoft’s Defender ATP to try out the security for Apple’s operating system.

Beginning Thursday, Microsoft Defender ATP customers who have enabled preview features within the suite will be able to access security for Macs through the onboarding section of the Microsoft Defender Security Center. Microsoft announced the expansion to macOS in March, but has only held a limited preview since then.

Based on feedback obtained from that limited preview, Microsoft has made several optimizations. The company claims to have improved accessibility, monitoring and performance, added support for 37 languages ​​and optimized protection against tampering or customization of systems.

Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS is for Enterprise customers who want to protect not only PCs but also Macs with a single suite. The software runs on macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra and macOS Sierra and must have a minimum of 1GB of free disk space. There is no support for beta versions of Apple’s OS.