Microsoft announced today that it has expanded support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly known as Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection) to Windows 10 on ARM and the feature is now generally available on all such devices. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) is a cloud-powered enterprise endpoint security solution provided by Microsoft for the protection and security of endpoint devices on an enterprise network.
Microsoft believes that the shift to ARM devices is essential as the inherent efficiency of the ARM architecture allows for various form factor devices and enables people to gradually adapt to a new hybrid work environment nowadays. Of course, the security of such devices, Microsoft feels, must be of utmost importance to the enterprises. Here's what the Redmond firm has to say:
Arm technology is enabling the digital transformation with innovative new form factors, better connectivity and mobile possibilities, instant-on technology, and amazing battery life. These elements also empower organizations to support the shift to remote and fluid work environments – a shift that requires a security-first mindset. 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.
In terms of usability, Microsoft says that MDE for ARM devices will have the same exact layout and features as traditional x86 PCs, which means it is accessible from the Microsoft Defender Security Center portal, and such. Support for the onboarding of devices is also available.
If you wish to try out Microsoft Defender for Endpoint you can do always do so by visiting this page on the company's official site.