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FEP Monitoring

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

You can monitor the client computers that run the FEP client software in a number of ways. The monitoring features of Forefront Endpoint Protection are summarized in the following table.

 

Monitoring method Description

Forefront Endpoint Protection dashboard

Displays client deployment status, antimalware activity status, definition status, policy distribution status, and the compliance levels for the configured baselines in Desired Configuration Management (DCM).

For information on how to use the Forefront Endpoint Protection dashboard, see Monitoring Client Status by Using the Dashboard.

Forefront Endpoint Protection alerts

The alerts node under Forefront Endpoint Protection allows you to configure the alerts that are used to provide administrators with information about malware outbreaks through events in the Windows Event Viewer, or optionally by e-mail.

For information on how to use Forefront Endpoint Protection alerts, see Using Alerts to Monitor Malware Detections.

Forefront Endpoint Protection reports

Forefront Endpoint Protection comes with reports that allow you to see greater detail about other key indicators for computer health.

For more information about Forefront Endpoint Protection reports, see Using Reports in FEP.

Forefront Endpoint Protection baselines for Desired Configuration Management (DCM)

Forefront Endpoint Protection includes baselines for DCM. The addition of Forefront Endpoint Protection baselines to DCM allows you to assess and track the configuration compliance for the FEP client software.

For more information about Forefront Endpoint Protection Desired Configuration Management, see Using Desired Configuration Management to Monitor Client Compliance.

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