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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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Understanding Endpoint Protection updates

How do Endpoint Protection Updates work with SCCM? This is a bit more complex compared to other antimalware products: Endpoint Protection has many ways to fetch the updates with the use of different technologies involved; and there are time settings that determine what happens, and when. This has its pros and cons.

The pros are that it makes it more failsafe. Endpoint Protection will most likely manage to update itself even if some functions fail. Another pro is that you can configure it to suit your environment in the best way to ensure the least disturbance and interference to employees.

The con that I see is that, if you get too many choices that you don't need, you are more likely to overlook or misconfigure them. When troubleshooting why only some of my clients have been updated and some not, it may be hard to figure out because of all the settings and time schedules, as well as figuring out where the client update came from. This requires some...