When looking at Windows Embedded devices people often ask about options to further secure them. In many cases, the devices are only used to access virtual desktops and the thought is often, since it’s essentially a kiosk, i.e. not running email locally, browser, etc.., then I have a limited attack surface. Although the Windows foot print on the client is smaller than a full Windows build there is still value in looking to further secure the endpoint regardless how it is used.
One thing I always suggest to customers is to check directly with their existing A/V vendor for what they have for support on Windows Embedded as some have specific solutions for it and some do not.
Dell has recently integrated it’s Dell Data Protection products into the Dell virtual desktops portfolio, specifically 2 solutions;
- Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise for VDI
- Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows thin clients
The one I am highlighting here is Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows thin clients. You can see a great demo of the solution below. When looking at further securing your Windows embedded thin clients this solution may be worth a look.