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Migrate to Forefront Endpoint Protection in conjunction with a Windows 7 Migration using SCCM

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 12, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Let's say you’ve found yourself working against the clock to get Windows 7 rolled out before Windows XP hits end of life, and during the planning phase you realize your current AV solution won’t work on Windows 7 without an upgrade. Now you’re faced with signing a new support contract and adding additional costs to your migration plan. But, like many Microsoft Core CAL and eCAL customers you already own the licenses to use Forefront Endpoint Protection, which works beautifully on Windows 7.

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Topics: Windows 7, FEP, Win7, Microsoft SCCM, SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Microsoft SCEP, System Center Endpoint Protection, Windows XP

SCEP Server Policy Templates

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 31, 2012 4:00:00 AM

One of the best features of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 was its easy to use server policy templates. In a nutshell, server policy templates let you quickly choose an optimized, preconfigured FEP policy for every- just about every- type of application server that Microsoft produces (Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, etc). So instead of painstakingly going through option by option and creating a policy for a server, you could simply select a server type from a drop down list and create a policy in seconds.

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Topics: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Best Pract, Microsoft System Center 2012, FEP, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Desktop Security, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012, SCEP, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, SCEP Server

How to View the FEP Collection Membership Queries

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 11, 2011 12:51:54 PM

The FEP dashboard located on the SCCM console has a wealth of information. It provides FEP admins with a snapshot of the overall health of your FEP deployment and various statistics including recent malware activity, definition status, and even when FEP has been disabled on an endpoint.

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Topics: Microsoft Malware Protection Center, IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

FEP 14th Day MMPC Definition Update

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 4, 2011 9:00:00 AM

In addition to 3 definition update mechanisms defined in the FEP policy (WSUS,UNC and Windows Update), there is actually a little known 4th update mechanism built into the client. This 4th definition update channel is designed to provide a 'fall back' if all of the other methods fail and the client falls more than 14 days out of date.

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Topics: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Best Pract, Microsoft Malware Protection Center, IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, MMPC

Preparing Existing Antivirus Software for an Forefront Endpoint Protection Deployment

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 2, 2011 5:00:55 AM

When deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection, making a few simple changes to your existing Antivirus Software before installing FEP can increase the success of your deployment. Below is a list of tasks:

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Topics: IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection

FEP Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by CSS Marketing on Apr 21, 2011 4:00:03 AM

Did you miss our FEP Webinar series? A recording is now available in our Media Library

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Topics: Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection

Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates via System Center Configuration Manager

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 1, 2011 4:30:00 PM

Out of the box FEP provides several channels for delivering definition updates to clients. The three basic options are, updates through WSUS/SUP, UNC file shares and connecting to Microsoft Updates. The procedure in this video presents a 4th option, which further leverages the capabilities and resources of SCCM. Essentially the procedure uses a VBS script running in task scheduler to pull delta definitions from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, then SCCM bundles them into a package which is then pushed out to your Distribution Points and advertised to your FEP clients (on a re-occurring schedule).

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Client Side Logs Tips and Tricks

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Mar 25, 2011 1:41:00 PM

While FEP has great reporting features available in the SCCM console and through SQL Reporting Services it’s completely possible that you might find yourself attempting to troubleshoot a malware issue without access to either resource. Fortunately Microsoft has added a set of detailed client side logs for you to make use of.

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Topics: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Best Pract, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

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