Microsoft has announced today the general availability of Microsoft Defender for Individuals, the company's new security solution for personal phones and computers.

This new cross-device security solution is available for all Microsoft 365 customers with Personal ($6.99/month) or Family ($9.99/month) subscriptions starting today.

First unveiled for Windows 11 Insiders in March, Defender for Individuals provides malware and phishing protection for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android mobile and desktop devices.

It is designed to work as a central dashboard from which you can monitor the security status of your family members' devices.

Defender for Individuals also provides safety alerts and recommendations, including real-time warnings about device security changes and suggestions on keeping data and devices secure.

Microsoft says the malware protection feature is only available on Windows, macOS, and Android phones. In contrast, web protection is available on iOS and Android phones (on Windows, web protection is provided by the built-in Windows Security solution).

"It was built on our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint technology, leveraging the same trusted security that enterprises rely on," said Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management.

"It joins our comprehensive set of security products and services as the newest member of our family of Microsoft Defender solutions and extends the protection already built into Windows Security."

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