In May we announced the support for Linux across our threat and vulnerability management capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Today, we are excited to announce that threat and vulnerability management for Linux is now generally available across Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS, SUSE, and Oracle, with support for Debian coming soon. In addition to Linux, the threat and vulnerability management capabilities already support macOS and Windows, with support for Android and iOS coming later this summer to further expand our support of third party platforms.
Vulnerability Management plays a crucial role in monitoring an organization’s overall security posture. That’s why we continue to expand our cross-platform support to equip security teams with real-time insights into risk with continuous vulnerability discovery, intelligent prioritization, and the ability to seamlessly remediate vulnerabilities for all their platforms. With the general availability of support for Linux, organizations can now review vulnerabilities within installed apps across the Linux OS and issue remediation tasks for affected .
Image 1: Software inventory page in the vulnerability management console, showing various Linux platforms
Image 2: Software inventory page in the vulnerability management portal, showing glibc across various Linux systems
Support for the various Linux platforms in threat and vulnerability management closely follows what is available across our Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities. This alignment ensures a consistent experience for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers, as we continue to expand our cross-platform support.
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The threat and vulnerability management capabilities are part of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and enable organizations to effectively identify, assess, and remediate endpoint weaknesses to reduce organizational risk.
Check out our documentation for a complete overview of supported operating systems and platforms.
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