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Microsoft Forefront

Microsoft Forefront provides enterprise-level security for your IT regardless of your company size. Whether it’s one PC or hundreds, you can help stop viruses from accessing or damaging your information while extending security across your business. Use Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange to help protect your email server and messages from malware and spam.

  • Prevent data loss: Identify issues before they affect your business and help stop damaging viruses, worms, spyware, and other threats from accessing your files, thanks to improved, centralized end-to-end protection.
  • Manage and help secure PCs: Help protect your desktops, laptops, and server operating systems efficiently and centrally manage the deployment of Microsoft updates and service packs.
  • Improve security and compliance: Use identity tracking and enforcement throughout the enterprise and simplify security management for PCs and servers in a single console.
  • Get multilayered protection: Take advantage of leading malware protection solutions across endpoints, messaging and collaboration application servers, and the network.
  • Simplify messaging management with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Minimize maintenance with the hosted online services model that requires no hardware or software installation and provides a predictable, subscription-based payment schedule.

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Server (installed on
System Center Configuration Manager)

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Client

  • Memory
    • 2GB of RAM
  • Available Disk Space
    • Forefront Endpoint Protection Server: 600 MB
    • Forefront Endpoint Protection Database: 1.25 GB
    • Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting Database: 1.25 GB
  • Operating System
    • Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 or later
  • Additional Requirements
    • No earlier version of Forefront Endpoint Protection Server can be installed
    • No other antimalware protection can be installed
    • Microsoft Windows Installer version 3.1 or later
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 or later, including:
      • Analysis Services
      • Integration Services
      • Reporting Services
      • SQL Server Agent
      • SQL Server Analysis Management Objects
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 R2 or R3 site installed with default roles, configured to use the SQL Server Reporting Services, and the following installed and configured:
      • Hardware Inventory
      • Software Distribution
      • Desired Configuration Management
    • Configuration Manager Hotfix KB2271736
  • CPU
    • Windows XP: 500 MHz or higher
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7: 1.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory
    • Windows XP: 256 MB RAM or higher
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7: 1 GB RAM or higher
  • Available Disk Space
    • 300 MB
  • Operating System
    • Windows XP (x86) SP3 and later
    • Windows XP (x64) SP2 and later
    • Windows Vista RTM and later, x64 and x86
    • Windows 7 RTM x64, x86
    • Windows 7 XP mode
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 and later, x64 and x86
    • Windows Server 2008 RTM and later, x64 and x86 (not server core)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) or later versions
    • Windows 2008 R2 Server Core (x64)
  • Additional Requirements
    • Configuration Manager agent
    • Windows Installer 3.1
    • Filter manager rollup (KB914882)
    • WFP rollup package (KB981889). Redistributed by client
    • Windows Update