This update will improve the Malware protection capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) on Linux and form a major component of your next-generation protection in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
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 Linux devices to version 101.62.64 or newer starting June’22.
- Microsoft Blog > Security, Compliance, and Identity > Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Blog > Enhanced antimalware engine capabilities for Linux and macOS
Message ID: MC376251
Published: 06 May 2022
Updated: 06 May 2022
Action required by: 01 August 2022