We’ve moved

This is probably long overdue, but with Endpoint Protection being part of System Center it’s been decided to go ahead and close the shutters on our old Forefront Endpoint Protection blog here. That doesn’t mean we’re not going to be posting new content for Endpoint Protection, just that you’ll need to look for it over…

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Have a suggestion for the Microsoft Endpoint Protection team? Here’s how to make your voice heard

Do you have a suggestion or idea on how to improve Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection? If so the Endpoint Protection team would love to hear it through their User Voice site at https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/category/115737-endpoint-protection. Please take a few minutes to submit your idea or vote up an idea submitted by another SCEP customer. All of…

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Now Available: February 2015 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection Clients

Microsoft has a new anti-malware platform update package available for the following clients: – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection clients – System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients – Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients These packages update Endpoint Protection client services, drivers and UI components. For all…

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KB: October 2014 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients

The article below describes an anti-malware platform update package for the following: – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection clients – Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients – Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients These packages update Endpoint Protection client services, drivers, and user interface (UI) components….

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HOTFIX: Up to date Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients listed in the “Out of Date” collection

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients managed by System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may appear in the “Out of Date” deployment status collection after an anti-malware platform update is installed via Microsoft Update. This issue occurs because the “Out of Date” collection checks for the version of the 'Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Server Management' entry…

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KB: Supported usage of wildcard characters with exclusions

Just wanted to let you know about a new KB article we published that outlines the supported usage of wildcard characters with exclusions for the following products:  – Microsoft Forefront Client Security (FCS) – Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 – Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP 2012) – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2…

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The March 2014 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients is now available

The KB article below describes an anti-malware platform update package for the following clients: – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection clients – Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients – Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients. These packages update Endpoint Protection client services, drivers, and…

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KB: Exclude mounted volumes from the weekly on-demand scan in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac

When System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP 2012) for Mac runs a scheduled weekly scan, it may unexpectedly scan all network mounted drives such as Server Message Block (SMB) share folders and Andrew File System (AFS) share folders. This may cause System Center 2012 to scan the files on hundreds of servers. This issue occurs…

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Anti-malware platform updates for FEP 2010 and SCEP 2012 are being released to Microsoft Update

Starting April 8th, Microsoft will release all anti-malware platform updates for Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) through Microsoft Update (MU). To deliver the latest anti-malware platform updates to enterprise customers in a timely fashion, these updates will be made available approximately three times per year. For more details please…

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Information on FEP and SCEP support after OSes (like Windows XP) reach end-of-life

Concerned about how SCEP 2012 and FEP 2010 will work when an OS reaches it’s end of life? Check out this post by Minfang Lv, Software Development Engineer in Test, for all the details: FEP and SCEP anti-malware protection support after OSes reach end-of-life J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and…

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