Microsoft Defender ATP antivirus is coming to Linux

Last March Microsoft changed their antivirus software Windows Defender to Microsoft Defender and now it becomes clear what their strategy was behind the name change.

The company is working on a Linux version of their antivirus program and should be released in 2020.

Although the company hasn’t revealed which features the tool will be shipping with, they are clearly aiming at the recent vulnerabilities that were being exploited for Linux in the wild and it is most likely the company will aim at server clients.

Microsoft also announced that they will release Application Guard — a security feature to open a webpage in an isolated virtual machine to Office 365 documents.

With this announcement and their Chromium-based Edge browser also coming to Linux, Microsoft show they have Linux actively on their radar.

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