Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta released

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Microsoft released Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta which continues to provide proactive protection against known and unknown threats using multiple technologies in the antimalware engine like behavior monitoring, network inspection system and heuristics.

With cloud based updates through the spynet service, endpoints get updated protection against new threats in real time.

It builds on System Center Configuration Manager, allowing customers to implement endpoint protection as part of a unified infrastructure for securing and managing physical, virtual, and mobile client environments.

New features in the beta release include:

  • Support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012
  • Role-based administration
  • More efficient delivery of security updates.

You can download the Beta software immediately here. You can also download the pre-requisite System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 here.