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Forefront Endpoint 2010 Nears

When Microsoft entered the security software market it was a bit of a joke. To many (including me) it seems silly to make software to protect software that should be secure in the first place.

Furthermore, I didn't think it was exactly fair to all the third parties whose security software made Windows usable in the first place.

I still pretty much feel this same way, but do have to commend Microsoft for continuing to improve its Forefront line and for giving away Microsoft Security Essentials. Unfortunately, in the case of the free MSE, it failed to protect my Latitude E6500 from a crippling virus, which lead to me going back to Symantec.

Microsoft wants what Symantec's got and just released Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 to manufacturing. Microsoft hopes that customers use the malware protector in conjunction with System Center Configuration Manager 2007. This way, the tools will be easier to manage because they'll be installed alongside one another and run by the same admin.

Do you use any Microsoft security tools? If so, what do you think? Send your answers to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/20/2010 at 1:18 PM


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