Rooting around in the details of things that we’ve published recently and I found this interesting guide for how Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) was deployed to thousands of clients within Microsoft. The deployment has delivered a reduced SLA for policy enforcement from more than 1 day to just 4 hours and provides an holistic view of over 100,000 clients. Not only that but because FEP builds on System Center 2007 there was little need to deploy extra infrastructure and bandwidth usage is tiny at about 50kb to 100 kb per client.
After being on the receiving end of this rollout I can say it was really slick and seamless. I won’t repeat the entire case study but it’ll be of interest to anyone looking at implementing FEP or even at deploying any kind of security software.
[EDIT I’ve fixed the hyperlink!]