News from Microsoft
Vulnerability management for Linux now generally available
In May we announced the support for Linux across our threat and
vulnerability management capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
Today, we are excited to announce that threat and vulnerability management for
Linux is now generally available across Red
Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS, SUSE, and Oracle, with support for Debian coming
soon. In addition to Linux, the threat and vulnerability management
capabilities already support macOS and Windows, with support for Android and
iOS coming later this summer to further expand our support of third party
Vulnerability Management plays a crucial role in monitoring an
organization’s overall security posture. That’s why we continue to expand our
cross-platform support to equip security teams with real-time insights into
risk with continuous vulnerability discovery, intelligent prioritization, and
the ability to seamlessly remediate vulnerabilities for all their platforms.
With the general availability of support for Linux, organizations can now
review vulnerabilities within installed apps across the Linux OS and issue
remediation tasks for affected .
Software inventory page in the vulnerability management console, showing
various Linux platforms
Software inventory page in the vulnerability management portal, showing glibc
across various Linux systems
Support for the various Linux platforms in threat and vulnerability management
closely follows what is available across our Endpoint Detection and Response
(EDR) capabilities. This alignment ensures a consistent experience for
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers, as we continue to expand our
More information and
The threat and vulnerability management capabilities are part of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and enable
organizations to effectively identify, assess, and remediate endpoint
weaknesses to reduce organizational risk.
Check out our documentation for a complete overview of supported
operating systems and platforms.