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Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Nicolai Henriksen
Book Image

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Nicolai Henriksen

Overview of this book

System Center Configuration Manager is now used by over 70% of all the business in the world today and many have taken advantage engaging the System Center Endpoint Protection within that great product. Through this book, you will gain knowledge about System Center Endpoint Protection, and see how to work with it from System Center Configuration Manager from an objective perspective. We’ll show you several tips, tricks, and recipes to not only help you understand and resolve your daily challenges, but hopefully enhance the security level of your business. Different scenarios will be covered, such as planning and setting up Endpoint Protection, daily operations and maintenance tips, configuring Endpoint Protection for different servers and applications, as well as workstation computers. You’ll also see how to deal with malware and infected systems that are discovered. You’ll find out how perform OS deployment, Bitlocker, and Applocker, and discover what to do if there is an attack or outbreak. You’ll find out how to ensure good control and reporting, and great defense against threats and malware software. You’ll see the huge benefits when dealing with application deployments, and get to grips with OS deployments, software updates, and disk encryption such as Bitlocker. By the end, you will be fully aware of the benefits of the System Center 2016 Endpoint Protection anti-malware product, ready to ensure your business is watertight against any threat you could face.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Administrating workflow for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

When administrating and working with Endpoint Protection in SCCM you can follow this workflow list to make sure you have everything covered. You will find settings regarding Endpoint Protection in different places in the Configuration Manager Console so that it also makes sense in the management tool. Administrators usually find this easy when they are used to working with Configuration Manager and it gives great benefits and flexibility.

Getting ready

Make sure you have made a plan for your business on how you are going to deploy and manage Endpoint Protection. Also, undertake the required assessment to find what kind of antimalware or antivirus products might be installed on the machines and plan how to handle this.

How to do it…

Use the following workflow as a reference to help you enable, configure, manage and monitor Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Technet link:

Now you might have another antimalware product in your environment from before, and you need a solution that can help you replace that. So you need a way to uninstall the product you want to get rid of and install Endpoint Protection in the same process to keep the clients secure. We will cover this more thoroughly in another chapter in this book.