Microsoft is expanding its endpoint security tools for low-power devices.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is now available for Windows 10 on ARM devices and extends security protection to the operating system specifically designed for these devices. Windows 10 on ARM has grown in strength as Microsoft continues to expand its capabilities.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is coming to Windows 10 ARM devices
Windows 10 on ARM first started properly in 2017. Since then, Microsoft has continued to expand its offering, making it a good low-power option that is available on multiple types of hardware.
According to the official Microsoft Security blog, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint will be "generally available" on April 5, 2021.
These devices use the integrated protection functions available in Windows 10, such as encryption, data protection and next-generation antivirus and antimalware functions.
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.
Extending Endpoint to Windows 10 on ARM devices is good news for network administrators who manage multiple systems and make security easier for everyone.
Microsoft sees Windows 10 on ARM devices at the center of the ongoing shift from pure office work environments to the post-COVID 19 hybrid system that many expect to take center stage in the years to come.
As we move forward in a new hybrid work environment, security must be an integral part of this change. Microsoft is committed to helping defenders in their day-to-day efforts to protect their company's data and employees. This commitment is deeply anchored in our DNA and is reflected in the product investments we make
Windows 10 on ARM devices continues to improve
Microsoft seems to be increasing support for Windows 10 on ARM devices again. Towards the end of 2020, Microsoft brought 64-bit app emulation on ARM to Windows 10, allowing users to emulate not just x86, ARM32, and ARM64, but full x64 apps.
Then came the announcement that Microsoft would bring ARM-based chip development into the company. Microsoft is working on a server chip that will enable the company to better control the design process and thus provide more efficient hardware for its huge data centers.
Since silicon is a fundamental building block of technology, we continue to invest in our own capabilities in areas such as design, manufacture and tooling, and promote and strengthen partnerships with a variety of chip vendors.
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