Why you should consider running System Center Endpoint Protection on Linux

One of the features of System Center Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 is support for running System Center Endpoint Protection on servers running Linux. Although incidences of malware that target Linux directly are few and far between, many organizations use servers running Samba on Linux as file servers as an alternative to running Windows in that role. While malware infections of Linux file servers may be rare, malware infections on files hosted on Linux file servers are substantially less rare.

System Center Endpoint Protection (which is sort of a component of Configuration Manager) also has an anti-malware agent for Mac OSX which is also available with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1.

I’ll be covering more of the new features in Service Pack 1 of the System Center suite – however it’s fair to say that SP1 brings so much new functionality, it could have been called System Center 2012 R2.

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