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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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Creating and deploying Windows Firewall policies for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

When it comes to Firewall, System Center Endpoint Protection has no built-in firewall of its own; it mostly relies on Windows Firewall doing the job. Now, you might think the Windows Firewall is not good enough to protect your computers. With Windows XP, and even Windows 7, it is true that the firewall was maybe not top-notch and had room for improvement, but when Microsoft released the new platform Windows 8, and from there on up, it was a whole new matter. These systems included a brand-new Firewall with more advanced features, which has just kept improving as it has evolved.

That said, System Center Endpoint Protection has its own built-in features, like most of its competitors, for detecting and protecting against network exploits and massive attacks. This is important, as I often see customers running their Windows Server and workstations with the Windows Firewall switched OFF while in the...