Microsoft Defender for Linux

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) antivirus for Linux, as ZDNet reported it would at some point in 2020.

The new Defender Linux endpoint protection rounds out Microsoft Defender ATP on the desktop after Microsoft added support for macOS last year and changed its name from Windows Defender ATP.

Next, Microsoft is looking to add support for mobile, bringing Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android, which it’s previewing this week at the RSA Conference.

Microsoft has also announced general availability of Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP), a bundle of services that includes Microsoft Defender ATP, Office ATP, Azure ATP, and its cloud app security suite.


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