Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 beta is here! We are extremely excited to announce the availability of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta. Customers and Microsoft Partners can download the Beta software immediately here. You can also download the pre-requisite System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 here
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 continues to deliver on the promise of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, simplifying and improving endpoint protection while also greatly reducing infrastructure costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2012, allowing customers to implement endpoint protection as part of a unified infrastructure for securing and managing physical, virtual, and mobile client environments. This shared infrastructure lowers ownership costs while providing improved visibility and control over endpoint management and security.
- What’s new in FEP 2012:
- Support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012
- Improved real time alerts and reports
- Role-based management
- User-centric reports (post beta)
- Easy migration from FEP 2010/ConfigMgr 2007
- Support for FEP 2010 client agents
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 continues to provide proactive protection against known and unknown threats using multiple technologies in the antimalware engine like behavior monitoring, network inspection system and heuristics. With cloud based updates through the spynet service, endpoints get updated protection against new threats in real time. See the benefits of enabling Dynamic Signature Service in FEP here.
You can now evaluate Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 beta and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 beta with a community of early adopters. Join the Community Evaluation Program for System Center Configuration Manager and evaluate the products with guidance from the product team and by sharing of experiences and best practices among a community of peers.
In addition, Microsoft Identify & Security partners can take advantage of the Microsoft Solution Incentive Program. This program rewards partners that identify and sell solutions that include Microsoft Forefront client security. Visit our Hyper-V Enabled Private Cloud page on Microsoft’s Partner Network to get more information on eligible opportunities.
We hope you will evaluate the early version and give us your feedback!
Forefront Endpoint Protection team