"His addition Linux on its inherently supported platforms Microsoft Defender ATP marks an important moment for all our customers. It does Microsoft Defender Security Center is a truly integrated application for monitoring and managing all desktop and server platforms that are shared across corporate environments (Windows, Windows Server, macOS and Linux) ”, reports Microsoft in a post today.
Microsoft that focuses more and more on the ecosystem Linux should not necessarily be a surprise, as the company has been making tremendous efforts lately to expand into this platform.
Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is currently being released as version 2 in Windows 10, is the living proof as it allows users to run distributions Linux through Windows. The new version was released with the May 2020 Update (or 2004 version) and brings a core Linux modified by Microsoft itself.
The new antivirus is supposed to offer command line support to the client, but what administrators need to know is that installing Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux requires a license Microsoft Defender ATP for Servers.
The company says it plans to make even more improvements to Linux, and we will have more announcements very soon.
"We are just at the beginning of our journey to Linux and we do not stop here! We are committed to continuously expanding our capabilities in Linux and we will provide you with more improvements in the coming months ", the company states.