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What's new in the
CylancePROTECT Desktop
agent for
Linux

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 3.1.1001

Feature
Description
Added support for
Linux
distributions
Added support for the following
Linux
distributions:
  • Red Hat
    Enterprise
    Linux
    9 and 9.1
  • Oracle
    9 and 9.1
  • Oracle
    UEK 9 and 9.1
  • Oracle
    8.7
  • Oracle
    UEK 8.7
  • SUSE
      (SLES) 15 SP4
  • Amazon
    Linux
    2022 (Preview*)
    * Compatibility with the final released version of
    Amazon
    Linux
    2022 will be confirmed upon its release.
Updated
Linux
driver package
The
Linux
driver package version 3.1.1101 is now available from the management console and is compatible with agent version 2.1.1590 and later. If you are using the Auto-update Linux Driver feature, the agent drivers will be updated automatically to version 3.1.1101.
The Auto-update Linux Driver feature requires
CylancePROTECT Desktop
agent version 3.1.1000 and the agent driver version 3.1.1000 or later.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 3.1.1000

Feature
Description
Added support for
Linux
distributions
Added support for the following
Linux
distributions:
  • Ubuntu
    22.04 LTS
Custom interval for background threat detection scanning
Administrators can now set a custom interval to run background threat detection scanning from the device policy. The date of the last scan for each device is logged in the management console. The scan interval can be set between 1 and 90 days. The default scan interval is 10 days. Note that increasing the frequency of the scans may impact the device performance. The scan may also be manually started from the command line.
Auto-update
Linux
Driver
The
CylancePROTECT Desktop
agent 3.1.1000 for
Linux
devices can now request an update to the latest supported agent driver when an updated kernel is detected on the system. For example, if the
Linux
kernel is updated and the current installed agent driver does not support it, the agent can now automatically update the driver as soon as a compatible driver is released. This feature requires
CylancePROTECT Desktop
agent version 3.1.1000 and the agent driver version 3.1.1000 or later.
To enable this feature, select the
Auto-update Linux Driver
option in the zone-based update rule from the
Settings > Update
menu in the management console.

What's new in the
Linux
driver version 3.1.1100

  • The
    CylancePROTECT
    3.1.1100 driver package is now available for
    Linux
    endpoints, in advance of an upcoming release of the 3.1 agent. It includes the latest drivers to support the latest OS kernels and is compatible with devices running agent version 2.1.1590 or later.  When the driver is used together with the upcoming release of the 3.1 agent, administrators can allow the
    Linux
    driver to be automatically updated to support the latest OS kernels.  Updating to the latest
    Linux
    driver makes sure that
    CylancePROTECT
    continues to run as expected while you receive important OS kernel updates.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 3.0.1005

  • Bug fixes only.
If you installed the
CylancePROTECT
3.0.1101 or 3.0.1100 driver package for
Linux
endpoints running the 3.0.1001, 3.0.1000, or 2.1.1590 agents, the drivers are not automatically updated to 3.0.1105 (which includes bug fixes) when the 3.0.1005 agent is deployed from the console or upgraded locally. To update the drivers on endpoints that have the 3.0.1101 or 3.0.1100 driver package installed, manually upgrade to the 3.0.1105 driver package that is available in the
Cylance Endpoint Security
management console.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 3.0.1001

  • Bug fixes only.
If you installed the
CylancePROTECT
3.0.1100 driver package for
Linux
endpoints running the 3.0.1000, or 2.1.1590 agents, the drivers are not automatically updated to 3.0.1101 (which includes bug fixes) when the 3.0.1001 agent is deployed from the console or upgraded locally. To update the drivers on endpoints that have the 3.0.1100 driver package installed, manually upgrade to the 3.0.1101 driver package that is available in the
Cylance Endpoint Security
management console.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 3.0.1000

Feature
Description
Added support for
Linux
distributions
Added support for the following
Linux
distributions:
  • RHEL/
    CentOS
    8.4
  • RHEL 8.5
  • Oracle
    8.4
  • SUSE 12 SP5
  • SUSE 15 SP2 and SP3
To view the full list of supported
Linux
kernels and drivers, download the Supported Linux Kernels spreadsheet.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 2.1.1590

Feature
Description
Added support for Linux distributions
Added support for the following
Linux
distributions:
  • RHEL/
    CentOS
    7.9, 8.3
  • Ubuntu
    20.04 LTS
  • SUSE Linux 15
  • Oracle
    6, 7, 8
  • Oracle
    UEK 6, 7, 8
  • Debian 10
The
Linux
driver can be downloaded as a separate installation package. This allows users to update the
Linux
driver without waiting for a new release of the
CylancePROTECT Desktop
Linux
agent. This release has the latest drivers, so installing the
Linux
driver package is not needed. If a new
Linux
driver becomes available before the next agent release, you can choose to upgrade the
Linux
driver at that time.
If the
Linux
driver is updated manually, the zone-based updating feature in the console will not upgrade or downgrade the driver, unless a new major version is assigned. This is to prevent the automated system from overwriting an action taken by an administrator.

What's new in the
Linux
agent version 2.1.1580

Feature
Description
Added support for Linux distributions
Added support for the following
Linux
distributions:
  • RHEL/
    CentOS
    7.9
Wildcards for memory protection exclusions
Memory protection exclusions now supports wildcards (*). For more information, see Use wildcards in Memory Protection exclusions.
OS kernel reporting
The
CylancePROTECT Desktop
agent now reports OS kernel version of each device to the management console.
UEFI Secure Boot support
UEFI Secure Boot for
Linux
is now supported. To use this feature, you must use the
CylancePROTECT Desktop
Secure Boot CA certificate. For more information, see KB 73487.
Supported kernels spreadsheet
Additional
Linux
kernels are now supported. To view the full list of supported
Linux
kernels, download the Supported Linux Kernels spreadsheet.