At TechEd Europe, Brad Anderson said the "Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 RC is now available and we're on track to release to manufacturing by the end of 2010!" Built on System Center Configuration Manager R2 and R3, FEP gives customers the ability to manage and secure their systems on the exact same infrastructure -- converging the disciplines of client security and management.
FEP includes some great new features like:
- Windows Firewall management is active and working properly on all endpoints across the enterprise.
- Automated agent replacement. For most common antimalware solutions, automatically detects and removes existing security agents to streamline deployment.
With FEP, desktop antimalware is no longer a discrete set of tools and processes -- it's an extension of your existing Configuration Manager deployment, making your endpoint protection:
Also, you'll have access to Forefront Endpoint Protection Security Pack, which provides real-time monitoring of the security of your server operating systems from SCOM.
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