Tablets Windows 10 : can patch, harden, install AV, IPS, firewall etc

We are looking at a few Windows tablets, mainly
1. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
2. Lenovo Miix 510
3. Acer Switch 3

Q1:
Does the Windows comes built-in with a Windows Firewall?   Planning to use it for customers to generate
e-Tickets at counter when they touch it but we want to filter it such its open ports are accessible only to
certain designated IP

Q2:
Can we harden it?  Is a tablet's Windows 10 the same as normal PC's Windows 10?

Q3:
Can we install AV and whitelisting tool (from McAfee) on tablets' Windows 10?

Q4:
What about patching?  Is it the same as normal PC's Win 10 patching or there are
special security patches (ie from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo) or the patches are from
MS ?
sunhuxAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Windows 10 doesn't have a special tablet version. So everything from the software side works the same.

Which really only leaves question 4. Yes, there are unique patches from each vendor you'll need to monitor and install. But to be clear, that is NOT because these are tablets. Vendors release security updates for their firmware on laptops and desktops (and printers and other random things) regularly. That's not unique to tablets to even windows. How you patch those things is vendor specific.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 10 Newest Windows Defender includes Antivirus,, Firewall AND major elements of Microsoft EMET (mitigation tool) and so provides built-on hardening.

Nothing (nothing) protects the machine from the loose nut behind the keyboard.

Q3: Use Defender and not McAfee if you can.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
What's the reason/justification for Defender over McAfee AV ?

Currently we have McAfee EPO (ie centrally managed) but we don't have a central
management for Defender so to set up one just for a dozen Defenders will need
justification
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have found that Windows Defender coupled with EMET and fully integrated with Windows now and going forward makes it stronger than McAfee and a number of other comparable AV applications
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also we have Symantec Endpoint on our Servers and Windows 7 Machines but we are gradually moving to Defender
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