Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac is here!
Published Jul 08 2019 05:08 PM 31.1K Views

Our customers face threats from a wide variety of entry points across devices, and we are laser focused on listening to their feedback and creating products that provide robust security across their environments. This is why we aim to build and deliver leading endpoint security solutions that work across platforms. Today we are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Mac is generally available as of June 28, 2019!


With Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac general availability, all Microsoft Defender ATP customers now have an opportunity to start benefiting from integrated experiences across their Windows and macOS clients in Microsoft Defender Security Center.

The Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac supports the three latest released versions of macOS: Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra. Customers can use Microsoft Intune and Jamf to deploy and manage Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac. Just like with Microsoft Office applications on macOS, Microsoft Auto Update is used to manage Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac updates.


Guided by customer feedback


Since launching the Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac preview, we’ve been incorporating customer feedback and making improvements around performance, detection accuracy, and the user-facing client experience.


We’re focused on building solutions customers will love. We work closely with select design partner companies to collect their input and feedback from early product development stages to general availability and beyond. These partnerships, like the one we have with Dow, influence our product planning and development and are essential to providing the best experience for our customers. In Dow’s own words:


“We’re very excited to be using Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac. It’s demonstrating solid detections and we’re looking forward to what’s coming in future updates.”

- Dan Lacher, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, Dow

Go to the public documentation to see what’s available now. Even richer capabilities will be unfolding in the coming months. We can’t wait for you to join our macOS journey and try out new capabilities as they become available. Make sure to turn on preview features in Microsoft Defender Security Center to get the latest updates before anyone else and stay tuned to our blog and Twitter channel for the latest announcements.


How to get started


Microsoft 365 E5 Security and Microsoft 365 E5 customers can start using Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac on machines running macOS right away. To get started, navigate to the onboarding section in Microsoft Defender Security Center.


If you haven’t already, give Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac a try! Make sure to let us know your feedback and feature requests! You can submit feedback by opening Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac on your device and navigating to Help > Send feedback. Another option to submit feedback is via Microsoft Defender Security Center. We’re looking forward to hearing more about what you think.


For information and resources, including system requirements, prerequisites, deployment guidance, and a list features, check out the Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac documentation.


If you’re not yet taking advantage of Microsoft’s industry leading optics and detection capabilities, sign up for free trial of Microsoft Defender ATP today.



Helen Allas

Microsoft Defender ATP team

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