Security and management have traditionally existed as two separate disciplines, yet both play a central role in keeping your users safe and productive. Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (previously known as Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010) allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a single solution.

Built on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection provides a single, integrated platform that reduces your IT management and operating costs, in many cases using your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage your endpoint protection. The unified infrastructure also provides improved visibility into the security and compliance of your client systems.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection delivers the following benefits:

  • Single Infrastructure for Client Management and Security

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is built on Configuration Manager, creating a single infrastructure for deploying and managing endpoint protection.

The convergence of client management and security eliminates the expense of purchasing and maintaining separate solutions by allowing you to remove existing endpoint protection solutions and repurpose those resources elsewhere. The shared infrastructure also provides the enterprise-scale performance of Configuration Manager, making deployment and configuration faster and easier for even the largest organizations.

  • Industry-leading Malware Detection

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection uses the same industry-leading antimalware engine as Microsoft Security Essentials to protect your employees against the latest malware and rootkits.

The engine protects against both known and unknown threats with a combination of highly accurate signatures and behavioral detection techniques. It has been highly ranked in independent third-party tests, such as those by AV-Comparatives and VirusBulletin, with special distinction for its low false positive rate.

  • Improved Visibility for Identifying and Remediating Vulnerabilities

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection integrates with Configuration Manager to provide a single view into the compliance and security of your client systems through aggregated antimalware, patching, inventory, and usage information.

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