Microsoft Defender ATP For Linux Available

Microsoft Defender ATP For Linux

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Linux Available Now

Microsoft love for Linux, we can see from this updates too.

Today, Microsoft announces Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Linux.

Previously, Microsoft Defender ATP Announces For Linux In Public Preview

Adding Linux into the existing selection of natively supported platforms by Microsoft Defender ATP marks an important moment for all our customers.

It makes Microsoft Defender Security Center a truly unified surface for monitoring and managing security of the full spectrum of desktop and server platforms that are common across enterprise environments (Windows, Windows Server, macOS, and Linux).

Antivirus alert information:

  • Severity
  • Scan type
  • Device information (see below for details)
  • File information (name, path, size, and hash)
  • Threat information (name, type, and state)

Helen Allas from Microsoft said, We are just at the beginning of our Linux journey and we are not stopping here! We are committed to continuous expansion of our capabilities for Linux and will be bringing you enhancements in the coming months. We can’t wait for you to become part of our Linux journey and try out new capabilities as they become available.

Make sure to turn on preview features in Microsoft Defender Security Center to get the latest updates before anyone else and stay tuned to our blog and Twitter channel for the latest announcements.

Microsoft Defender ATP Linux

How to install Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux


  • Access to the Microsoft Defender Security Center portal
  • Beginner-level experience in Linux and BASH scripting
  • Administrative privileges on the device (in case of manual deployment)

System requirements

  • Supported Linux server distributions and versions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or higher
  • CentOS 7.2 or higher
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or higher LTS
  • Debian 9 or higher
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 7.2 or higher
  • Minimum kernel version 3.10.0-327
  • The fanotify kernel option must be enabled
  • Disk space: 650 MB

How to update Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux

To update Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux manually, execute one of the following commands:

RHEL and variants (CentOS and Oracle Linux)

  • sudo yum update mdatp

SLES and variants

  • sudo zypper update mdatp

Ubuntu and Debian systems

  • sudo apt-get install –only-upgrade mdatp

Read Microsoft Docs file

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