Microsoft has announced that its Mobile Network Protection feature is now generally available. This feature is designed to assist businesses in identifying network vulnerabilities that may affect Android and iOS devices that are protected by Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint (MDE) enterprise endpoint security platform.
MDE will give protection and alerts when rogue Wi-Fi-related threats and certificates (the principal attack vector for Wi-Fi networks) are detected once Mobile Network Protection has been activated and the toggle has been set.
Rogue hardware such as Hak5 Wi-Fi Pineapple devices, which are used by pen-testers as well as cybercriminals to capture data shared within networks, is one example of a threat that this functionality is able to identify.
Users will also be notified to switch networks if MDE finds networks that are questionable or unprotected, and they will receive push notifications when open Wi-Fi networks are found.
When the firm made the announcement in June that the public preview will be available, they stated that “as the world continues to make sense of the digital transformation, networks are becoming increasingly complicated and provide a unique route for malevolent activities if left neglected.”