Announcing the Release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

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We’re proud today with this significant milestone to both Microsoft and you, our customers, in the mission we undertook of converging client management and security, providing effective endpoint protection across all market segments, consumer through enterprise. Shipping FEP 2010 and MSE 2010 products completes a fast development cycle, with tremendous focus on customers, agile engineering, and robust quality!

Today we give you both Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, a fully integrated antimalware and security management platform that leverages the robust functionality of System Center Configuration Manager 2007, and the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials, a fully featured antimalware and security protection client for the consumer audience.

Based on customer feedback, we are also releasing FEP 2010 Security Management Pack (FEP SMP). FEP SMP includes real-time server monitoring (through System Center Operations Manager) and optimized server security settings, with the top 16 Microsoft server workloads and roles supported out-of-the-box!

We’ve got resources available for you today:


The Forefront Endpoint Protection Team

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi guys,

    great to hear that. I just have 2 questions:

    1.) Why are the policies still not additive. I think it would be really great to assign a standard policy for servers and to add my special server (sql, sccm, opsmgr,…) policies with a higher precidence on top of this standard policy so the configured values will merge.

    2.) Why are the firewall andvanced features missing? The firewall policy settings are really basic, I can't really think of a reason to use them instead of GPOs.



  2. Hi There,

    Thanks for your comment! I'd like to suggest that you direct questions like this directly to the FEP forum (…/threads) – a forum better suited for discussions.. I've forwarded your comments on to the product team directly, too.

    Thanks so much!

  3. Hi There!

    If you are in a corporate or enterprise environment, FEP is for you (as long as you have the prerequsite software). However, if you're just looking to protect your own personal computer, try MSE:…/default.aspx.


  4. Mr. Najeeb says:

    I want to know what does Forefront endpoint protection exactly do? Can we use the software as a virus guard for Single PC? Plz verify this.

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