Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is now available for Windows 10 on ARM devices, extending security protection to the operating system designed specifically for those devices. Windows 10 on ARM has moved from strength to strength as Microsoft continues to expand its capabilities.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Comes to Windows 10 ARM Devices
Windows 10 on ARM first launched properly back in 2017. Since then, Microsoft has steadily increased its offerings, making it a good low-powered option available on multiple hardware types.
According to the official Microsoft Security blog, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint “is generally available” as of April 5, 2021.
These devices are designed to take full advantage of the built-in protections available in Windows 10 such as encryption, data protection, and next-gen antivirus and antimalware capabilities.
The protection available to Windows 10 on ARM devices is identical to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on other systems, offering the same unified response to threats, alerts, scanning, and more.
The extension of Endpoint on to Windows 10 on ARM devices is good news for network admins managing multiple systems, making security easier for everyone.
Microsoft sees Windows 10 on ARM devices at the center of the ongoing shift from office-only working environments to the post-COVID 19 hybrid system many envisage taking center stage in the coming years.
As we continue to move forward in a new hybrid work environment, security needs to be an integral part of that change. Microsoft is committed to empowering defenders in their daily efforts to protect their organizations’ data and employees. This commitment is deeply ingrained in our DNA and reflected in the product investments that we make
Windows 10 on ARM Devices Continue to Improve
Microsoft appears to be ramping up support for Windows 10 on ARM devices yet again. Towards the end of 2020, Microsoft brought 64-bit app emulation to Windows 10 on ARM, allowing users to emulate full x64 apps, rather than just x86, ARM32, and ARM64.
Then came the announcement that Microsoft would bring some ARM-based chip development in-house. Microsoft is working on a server chip that will enable the company better control over the design process and thus deliver more efficient hardware for its vast data centers.
Because silicon is a foundational building block for technology, we’re continuing to invest in our own capabilities in areas like design, manufacturing and tools, while also fostering and strengthening partnerships with a wide range of chip providers.
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