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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
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Compromising on higher security often gives rise to increased complexity and reduced usability. Due to encryption, certificates, security codes, strong passwords, and malware scanning on disk or network are all factors that increase complexity and require good management solutions.

As per my experience, antimalware products that scores very high and provides high security make the machine run so slow that it's a pain to try doing anything productive on it. Then, there isn't really a good balance between performance and safety, but you want to be safe too.

With System Center Configuration Manager 1610 version, there is a new feature with Endpoint Protection named Cloud Block Level; this is a brand new undocumented feature that basically lowers the bar to get malware blocked. Now, this is great; it means we can adjust the protection level in the Endpoint Protection policy. So, why don't we just set it to highest protection without thinking any more about it? Well, this feature needs...