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System Center Endpoint Protection

By July 17, 2013June 7th, 2022Blog, Microsoft, System Center 2012

IT administrators are facing numerous challenges these days. Security has always been a concern and is an ever changing and evolving challenge to keep up with. With so many solutions in place to keep an organization running smoothly management tools are also a top priority. Microsoft Systems Center Endpoint protection allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a single solution.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider Endpoint protection for your environment.

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. The SP1 release adds real-time administrative actions for Endpoint Protection-related tasks.

Jon Eyberg, PEI

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