Now that attackers can phish employees on any device and try to extract credentials, endpoint protection has to cover more than just Windows.

Microsoft’s security tools aren’t just for Microsoft platforms, because attackers don’t just go after Windows. 

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen the threat landscape evolve where attackers and cyber criminals are targeting all platforms equally,” Tanmay Ganacharya, partner director for security research at Microsoft, told TechRepublic. “We’ve seen a significant rise in vulnerabilities being found and reported for non-Windows platforms, and also in malware and threat campaigns in general.”