Google launched its Advanced Protection Program in the year 2017, the program aimed to protect users against phishing, blocking malicious apps, and to protect users from attackers.
The program provides a high level of protection for high-risk users such as politicians, journalists, activists, business leaders, and others.
Advanced Protection Program(APP)
It provides users an increased level of protection by limiting access to data, blocking fraudulent account access, support for physical keys and more.
Recently Google announced the inclusion of malware protections with the Advanced Protection plan. For the users under APP, Google Play Protect will be enabled automatically.
“Google Play Protect is Google’s built-in malware protection for Android. It scans and verifies 100 billion apps each day to keep your device, data, and apps safe. Backed by Google’s machine learning algorithms, it’s constantly evolving to match changing threats.”
For the users enrolled with added protection apps outside from the official Google, play is blocked to install in their devices.
“You can still install non-Play apps through app stores that were pre-installed by the device manufacturer and through Android Debug Bridge. Any apps that you’ve already installed from sources outside of Google Play will not be removed and can still be updated,” Google said.
G-Suite users who enrolled in Advanced Protection Program will get the protections for now,” however, equivalent protections are available as part of endpoint management.”
“Starting from March 18th, these changes for Android will gradually roll out for Google Accounts that are enrolled in Advanced Protection. We’ll also be rolling out new malware protections for Chrome later this year, building upon the risky download protections we announced in 2019. “