Microsoft announced that the Mobile Network Protection feature is generally available to help organizations detect network weaknesses affecting Android and iOS devices running Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint enterprise endpoint security platform.
Once Mobile Network Protection is toggled, MDE will provide protection and alerts when rogue Wi-Fi-related threats and certificates are detected.
“To combat this, Microsoft offers a mobile network protection feature in Defender for Endpoint that helps organizations identify, assess, and remediate endpoint weaknesses with the help of robust threat intelligence.”
Even though Mobile Network Protection is enabled by default on enrolled mobile devices, Microsoft also provides detailed info on how to configure it on Android and iOS devices using the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin center.
Defender for Endpoint’s capabilities have slowly been expanded to protect devices across all major platforms and to enable security teams to defend network endpoints using a unified security solution.
MDE on iOS was updated with zero-touch onboarding capability in February to help admins silently and automatically install Defender for Endpoint on all enrolled devices in an enterprise network.