Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Android

Important

Welcome to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, the new name for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection. Read more about this and other updates here. We'll be updating names in products and in the docs in the near future.

This topic describes how to install, configure, update, and use Microsoft Defender ATP for Android.

Caution

Running other third-party endpoint protection products alongside Microsoft Defender ATP for Android is likely to cause performance problems and unpredictable system errors.

How to install Microsoft Defender ATP for Android

Prerequisites

  • For end users

    • Microsoft Defender ATP license assigned to the end user(s) of the app. See Microsoft Defender ATP licensing requirements

    • Intune Company Portal app can be downloaded from Google Play and is available on the Android device.

      • Additionally, device(s) can be enrolled via the Intune Company Portal app to enforce Intune device compliance policies. This requires the end user to be assigned a Microsoft Intune license.
    • For more information on how to assign licenses, see Assign licenses to users.

  • For Administrators

    • Access to the Microsoft Defender Security Center portal.

      Note

      Microsoft Intune is the only supported Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for deploying Microsoft Defender ATP for Android. Currently only enrolled devices are supported for enforcing Microsoft Defender ATP for Android related device compliance policies in Intune.

    • Access Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, to deploy the app to enrolled user groups in your organization.

System Requirements

  • Android devices running Android 6.0 and above.
  • Intune Company Portal app is downloaded from Google Play and installed. Device enrollment is required for Intune device compliance policies to be enforced.

Installation instructions

Microsoft Defender ATP for Android supports installation on both modes of enrolled devices - the legacy Device Administrator and Android Enterprise modes. Currently, only Work Profile enrolled devices are supported in Android Enterprise. Support for other Android Enterprise modes will be announced when ready.

Deployment of Microsoft Defender ATP for Android is via Microsoft Intune (MDM). For more information, see Deploy Microsoft Defender ATP for Android with Microsoft Intune.

Note

Microsoft Defender ATP for Android is available on Google Play now.
You can connect to Google Play from Intune to deploy Microsoft Defender ATP app, across Device Administrator and Android Enterprise entrollment modes.

How to Configure Microsoft Defender ATP for Android

Guidance on how to configure Microsoft Defender ATP for Android features is available in Configure Microsoft Defender ATP for Android features.