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Volume 13, Issue 1 | January 12, 2011

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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Consolidates Desktop Security and Client Management

FEP 2010 heralds the convergence of client and security management by integrating FEP into System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3 for a unified single console view. The new TechNet On feature package takes a look at the benefits of this consolidation.

Download Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 simplifies and improves endpoint protection while greatly reducing infrastructure costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection.

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New TechNet Resource Center: Outlook 2010 Resources
Learn about Outlook 2010 with resources for IT professionals, developers, and end users.

Video: Azure Security Essentials Module 1 - Security Architecture
Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, describes the security features of the Windows Azure platform, resources available to protect applications and data in the Microsoft cloud, and SQL Azure security and authentication options.


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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

Unified Approach to Desktop Security and Client Management
If you've spent any time protecting your organization's desktop environment, you've no doubt grown weary of the artificial demarcation between the tasks and tools used for desktop security and client management. Treated as separate disciplines for years, security and management evolved into two separate infrastructures, each with its own processes and procedures.

With Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010, Microsoft has ended this siloed approach by building FEP into System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3. For insight on the advantages of this merged approach, read the white paper Convergence of Desktop Security and Management: Forefront Endpoint Protection and System Center Configuration Manager....

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