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MC376251: Update Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux security agent

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.

MC376251: Update Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux security agent

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.

Learn more

Message ID: MC376251
Published: 06 May 2022
Updated: 06 May 2022
Action required by: 01 August 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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