Microsoft improves Linux’s vulnerability management tools

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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  • The remote workforce is expected to double in the next years putting online security in the center.
  • Microsoft has recently enabled the Threat and Vulnerability Management capability for Linux and macOS as well.
  • Vulnerabilities and potential misconfiguration will easily be detected and address thanks to TVM.
  • According to Microsoft, this feature will be available for Android and iOS devices later this summer.

According to the latest Workforce Pulse Report, the number of remote workers is expected to nearly double which will force a lot of companies to adjust accordingly.

Although a lot has changed lately, some things did remain the same and that is the focus on identifying online vulnerabilities regarding sensitive information.

Organizations were already paying serious attention to their online security and thankfully recently Microsoft’s Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) capabilities became available for macOS and Linux.

Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) capabilities

Not only TVM is now available for macOS and Linux but Microsoft is also planning to bring TVM to Android and iOS services, sometime later this summer:

As threat and vulnerability management evolves, we continue to expand our coverage to include additional devices and OS platforms. Today, we are announcing that Microsoft’s Threat and Vulnerability Management capabilities now cover Linux operating systems, in addition to macOS and Windows—with support for Android and iOS planned for later this summer.

What makes TVM great is that it allows for a quick discovery of vulnerabilities within applications as well as misconfigurations across Linux.

Once these are discovered, they are available in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and TVM will remediate any affected devices, be it managed or unmanaged:

They are available in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint as part of an integrated experience that provides device context, prioritizes based on risk, and minimizes time to remediation across their entire portfolio of managed and unmanaged devices.

Microsoft Threat and Vulnerability Management is a great tool that helps IT teams to remediate found vulnerabilities and reduce the risk in organization, thus making it indispensable.

Let us know what your thoughts are about this in the comments section below, we would love to hear them.

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