Forefront Endpoint Protection - Is it any good?
Our antivirus is up for renewal in September and at the moment I'm evaluating packages. We're using Kaspersky, at the moment the management server is running on v8 and we have v6 MP4 out on our workstations and 8.0.something EE on the servers.
We have an EES and we're running SCCM so it seems logical to look at Forefront Endpoint Protection being as we'd get it for peanuts. I've got a copy from MSDN and have stuck it on our development systems to have a look and I have to say, I'm impressed. There is very little bloat. The interface inside SCCM is basic but good enough for our needs while Kaspersky seems to be getting more and more bloated all the time. I like the fact that updates and deployments are handled though WSUS and SCCM so there isn't another system on the network using resources. In short, I like what I see and I'm giving some serious thought about recommending that we adopt this come summer.
However, I'd like some opinions from people who have already evaluated it and from people who are actually using it to see what they think and how it performs. Are there any schools who have migrated from Kaspersky to FEP? How did it go?
Any input gratefully received!