System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection delivers the following benefits:
Single Infrastructure for Client Management and Security
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is built on Configuration Manager, creating a single infrastructure for deploying and managing endpoint protection.
The convergence of client management and security eliminates the expense of purchasing and maintaining separate solutions by allowing you to remove existing endpoint protection solutions and repurpose those resources elsewhere. The shared infrastructure also provides the enterprise-scale performance of Configuration Manager, making deployment and configuration faster and easier for even the largest organizations.
Industry-leading Malware Detection
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection uses the same industry-leading antimalware engine as Microsoft Security Essentials to protect your employees against the latest malware and rootkits.
The engine protects against both known and unknown threats with a combination of highly accurate signatures and behavioral detection techniques. It has been highly ranked in independent third-party tests, such as those by AV-Comparatives and VirusBulletin, with special distinction for its low false positive rate.
Improved Visibility for Identifying and Remediating Vulnerabilities
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection integrates with Configuration Manager to provide a single view into the compliance and security of your client systems through aggregated antimalware, patching, inventory, and usage information. The SP1 release adds real-time administrative actions for Endpoint Protection-related tasks.