This update will improve the Malware protection capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) on macOS devices and form a major component of your next-generation protection in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
Note: if your organization is not using macOS you can safely disregard this message.
When this will happen
The rollout will begin in early June and is expected to be completed by late August.
How this will affect your organization
Sometime after rollout begins, versions older than 101.62.64 will stop receiving security intelligence updates for MDE.
Note: Users will need to upgrade to a minimum build version 101.62.64 to continue receiving anti-malware protection.
What you need to do to prepare
Plan to upgrade of all MDE macOS devices to version 101.62.64 or newer starting mid-June.
- Microsoft Blog > Security, Compliance, and Identity > Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Blog > Enhanced antimalware engine capabilities for Linux and macOS
Message ID: MC376247
Published: 06 May 2022
Updated: 06 May 2022