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Microsoft Defender for Linux now has endpoint detection and response security
Microsoft Defender for Linux - Microsoft's server-based Linux security program - is now ready to protect your Linux servers, Windows desktops, and Macs with endpoint detection and response capabilities.
After months in the making, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux server now has endpoint detection and response (EDR) abilities. I know. It's still startling but Microsoft now produces Linux security programs. Will miracles never cease?
Now, this is not Microsoft Defender for the Linux desktop. Some miracles haven't happened yet. In this version of Defender, its No. 1 job is to protect Linux servers from server and network threats. If you want protection for your standalone Linux desktop, use such programs as ClamAV or Sophos Antivirus for Linux. With the new EDR features, you can also use it to protect PCs running macOS, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.