Desktop management and security have traditionally existed as two separate disciplines. Yet both play a central role in keeping users safe and productive. Management ensures proper system configuration, deploys patches against vulnerabilities, and delivers necessary security updates. Security provides critical threat detection, Outbreak response, and system remediation.

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align security and management to Improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing operational costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. This shared infrastructure helps reduce ownership costs while providing improved visibility and control over endpoint management and security.

Key Benefits

  • Creates single administrator experience for managing and securing endpoints
  • Improves visibility for identifying and remediating potentially vulnerable endpoints


  • Lowers ownership costs by using a single infrastructure for both endpoint management and security
  • Deploys effortlessly to hundreds of thousands of endpoints using existing System Center Configuration Manager agents


  • Provides highly accurate detection of known and unknown threats
  • Actively protects against network-level attacks by managing Windows Firewall configurations