Endpoint Protection


Applies To: Endpoint Protection

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection provides an antimalware and security solution for the Microsoft platform.

When System Center Endpoint Protection is used with System Center Configuration Manager, it provides a comprehensive enterprise management solution that lets you do the following:

  • Centrally deploy and configure the Windows Defender and Endpoint Protection clients.

  • Configure default and custom antimalware policies that apply to groups of computers.

  • Create and deploy Windows Firewall settings to groups of computers.

  • Use Configuration Manager software updates to automatically download the latest antimalware definition files to keep client computers up-to-date.

  • Control who manages the antimalware policies and Windows Firewall settings by using the Endpoint Protection Manager security role.

  • Use email notifications to alert you when computers report that malware is installed.

  • View summary and detailed information from the Configuration Manager console and reports.

Documentation and Support

Use the following resources to help you configure and use System Center Endpoint Protection:

For information about threat research and response, see the Microsoft Malware Protection Center. The Microsoft Malware Protection Center provides information about the latest threats, and is where you can download the latest definition files.

To receive Twitter feeds from the Configuration Manager documentation team (for example, notification of documentation updates), see the Configuration Manager Documentation Team Twitter feed.

Support Options and Community Resources

The following links provide information about support options and community resources: