Windows Defender Application Guard hardware requirements

Application Guard helps to isolate enterprise-defined untrusted sites, protecting an enterprise while its employees browse the Internet. If an employee goes to an untrusted site through either Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge opens the site in an isolated Hyper-V-enabled container, which is separate from the host operating system. This container isolation means that if the untrusted site turns out to be malicious, the host PC is protected, and the attacker can't get to the enterprise data.

As an OEM, you provide the hardware necessary to enable Application Guard. Here are the requirements.

Requirement Details
64-bit CPU A 64-bit computer is required for hypervisor and virtualization-based security (VBS). For more information about VBS, see Virtualization Based Security (VBS).
CPU virtualization extensions Extended page tables, also called Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) and one of the following virtualization extensions for VBS: VT-x (Intel) -OR- AMD-V
Memory Microsoft requires 8GB for optimal performance
Hard drive 5 GB free space, solid state disk (SSD) recommended
IOMMU Support Not required but highly recommended

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