“Microsoft Defender is a security application that gives you peace of mind. Through our personalized dashboard, you can view the security posture of your Windows device and other connected devices (Mac, iOS, and Android) all in one place,” reads the description.
More than just antivirus
The preview app is reportedly code-named Gibraltar and is currently available only for Microsoft employees.
BleepingComputer did some digging and found indications that the new unified security app will cover a variety of security threats.
The app will also possibly allow users to add family members to their personal dashboard using email or QR code invites. As is usually the case with enterprise monitoring solutions, the invites will likely install a mobile or desktop agent to enrol the device to the unified security dashboard.
Windows software developer Ahmed Walid patched the application to bypass authentication, and got it working to share more details about the upcoming app.
It appears the app will enable users to monitor all enrolled devices for all kinds of alerts including compromised passwords, malware alerts, and identity theft issues.
With almost two decades of writing and reporting on Linux, Mayank Sharma would like everyone to think he’s TechRadar Pro’s expert on the topic. Of course, he’s just as interested in other computing topics, particularly cybersecurity, cloud, containers, and coding.