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Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook

November 9, 2012

Recently I had the opportunity to review the Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook from PACKT Publishing. The “cookbook” series from PACKT provide clear, concise instruction on how to accomplish various tasks with specific products. Written by Andrew Plue, a System Center veteran and consultant for Certified Security Solutions, this book provides a wealth of valuable information for engineers and administrators seeking to deploy System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) in their environments. The timing of this book review was perfect for me, as I was preparing to build out a product demonstration lab and wanted to leverage the endpoint protection components provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Installing SCCM and SCEP is not exactly intuitive, but thankfully the book provided detailed, prescriptive guidance on how to implement, configure, and manage SCEP including a chapter dedicated to building out a SCEP lab environment. If you are considering a migration from Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 or a competing third-party solution, you’ll definitely want to add this reference to your library soon.