Windows Security Agent Minimum Requirements

The Windows Security Agent supports endpoints that use x86 processor architecture and x64 processor architecture.

Important:

The Windows Security Agent does not support the Itanium™ 2 Architecture (IA-64).

Table 1. Processor

Processor

Operating System

Clock Speed

  • Intel™ Pentium™ 4 x86 or compatible processor

  • x64 processor supporting AMD64 and Intel EM64T technologies

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

1GHz

Windows Home Server 2011, SBS 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials, Server 2012/2012 R2, Server 2012/2012 R2 Essentials, Server 2016 and Server 2019

1.4 GHz

Table 2. Available Memory

Operating System

Memory Exclusively for the Security Agent

Windows SBS 2011 Standard/Essentials

  • 8GB

  • 10GB recommended

Windows 8, 8.1, 10

  • 1GB

  • 2GB recommended

Windows Server: Home Server 2011, 2012/2012 R2, 2012/2012 R2 Essentials, 2016, 2019

  • 2GB

  • 8GB recommended

Table 3. Available Disk Space

License

Disk Space

With Endpoint Sensor

  • 2 GB

  • 3 GB recommended

Without Endpoint Sensor

  • 1.5 GB

  • 2 GB recommended

Table 4. Operating System

Series or Family

Edition

Service Pack or Release

Windows 8

  • Basic

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

N/A

Windows 8.1

  • Basic

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

Update 1

Windows 10

  • Home

  • Professional

  • Enterprise (including the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) and the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC))

May 2021 Update (and earlier)

Windows SBS 2011

  • Standard

SP1

  • Essentials

SP1 (included out-of-the-box)

Windows Home Server 2011

N/A

SP1

Windows Server 2012

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

  • Essentials

N/A

Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

  • Essentials

Update

Windows Storage Server 2012

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

Update

Windows Server 2016

  • Standard

  • Essentials

N/A

Windows Server 2019

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2016

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2019

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Table 5. Web Browser (for downloading the Security Agent Installer)

Browser

Version

Microsoft™ Internet Explorer™

8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 (32 and 64 bit)

Microsoft Edge™

Recent versions

Mozilla™ Firefox™

Recent versions

Google Chrome™

Recent versions

Table 6. Display

Requirement

Minimum Specifications

Display

256-color display or higher with resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher