Microsoft released Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta which will improve endpoint protection in addition to greatly reducing the infrastructure costs. Forefront Endpoint Protection is build on System Center Configuration Manger which allows customers to implement endpoint protection as a part of unified infrastructure for securing and managing physical, virtual, and mobile client environments. There are some new features added as:
- Support for System Center Configuration Manger 2012,
- Role based administration
- More efficient delivery of security updates
Operating System Supported are: Windows 7;Windows Server 2003;Windows Server 2008;Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1;Windows Vista;Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition;Windows Vista Enterprise;Windows XP;Windows XP 64-bit;Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium);Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium) 2003.