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Windows and Linux container support with Endpoint Security
Technical Articles ID:   KB90041
Last Modified:  12/3/2018


McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x (Windows)
McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention (ENSLTP) 10.x (Linux)

Windows and Linux containers
Docker for Windows
Docker for Linux


The Endpoint Security products listed in the Environment field of this article are currently not supported inside Windows and Linux containers. In other words, these products do not support being installed inside containers, do not secure containers, and do not provide container visibility. But, these products are supported on the host that is hosting the containers. In other words, these products do not restrict containers from being initiated and do not impede container functionality on the host.

If you encounter symptoms of container operability with these products running on the host, such as alongside containers, work with Technical Support to investigate those issues. 

NOTE: Some configuration changes might be required for these products to allow containers to operate without issue. Any required configuration changes will be provided in this article, after investigation.


Issues have been reported for Windows and Linux containers with the products listed in the Environment field of this article.

Issues reported include:
  • DNS does not resolve.
  • Performance issues with containers, high CPU usage.
  • Slowness in opening containers.
  • Firewall and NAT issues.
  • Unable to pull down containers.


McAfee is investigating these products to make them compatible with Windows and Linux containers in the future.

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