Microsoft Releases Defender for Individuals for Device Security Status

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Microsoft has released Defender for Individuals for the Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions. This provides households with an overview of the security status of various computers, tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft Defender for Individuals provides users with a dashboard where they can see whether the various devices they use within households are protected against online threats. This does not only concern Windows PCs, but also devices with macOS and mobile devices with Android and iOS.

The service sends according to Microsoft notifications about threats and risks and gives tips to improve security. The dashboard works in conjunction with third-party security suites, such as Norton and McAfee. The service can be used at no additional cost to subscribers of Microsoft 365 Family and 365 Personal.

With a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription, up to five devices can be added to the Defender for Individuals dashboard. With the Family offer, this is up to thirty devices at the same time. Defender for Individuals cannot be purchased without a subscription. The service can be tried out for 30 days.

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