Forefront Endpoint Protection becomes System Center Endpoint Protection 2012

Forefront Endpoint Protection, Microsoft’s Enterprise anti-malware suite is getting a name change, the next release will be System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection and the release candidate version is available with the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Release Candidate software, made available earlier today.

By integrating with System Center Configuration Manager 2012, administrators will be better able to deploy, monitor, and maintain anti-malware software and updates across the organization. Integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 will ensure a single infrastructure for client management and security.

With rumours swirling about the future of Forefront Threat Management Gateway and the rebranding of the endpoint protection product, the future of the Forefront brand seems up in the air. Though it’s also fair to say that Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 is near release and there is currently a CEP for the product and Forefront UAG remains very popular.
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