Licensing Questions Thread, MS EndPoint confusion in Technical; Hey,
We're looking at moving to MS EndPoint security (trying to get away from McAfee ) but I'm pretty confused ...
6th March 2011, 11:17 PM #1
8th March 2011, 11:02 AM #2
To use the new MSFT Endpoint security, you will need SCCM/SCOM. This is for the central management and reporting of your clients. You can deploy the client as a standalong, however this will be unmanaged. For your set-up, you will most probably need SCCM.
It depends if you want to manage this yourself or not. You can always use In-tune.
Thanks to sukh from:
Blue_Cookeh (8th March 2011)
8th March 2011, 08:09 PM #3
- Rep Power
So am I right in thinking I'd be looking at licensing the following to use ForeFront?
8th March 2011, 08:14 PM #4
Yes. the most expensive part of the deal will probably be sql server. (you'll need SQL server reporting services for the reports. these include graphs which component isn't included in sqlexpress)
Originally Posted by Blue_Cookeh
Last edited by jc1875; 8th March 2011 at 08:17 PM.
8th March 2011, 08:28 PM #5
Yes. If you've already got SQL Server deployed, depending on the licensing used, you may be able ti use another instance.
If you're in the education sector, what is your current licensing programme that you're on? If you're going to renew, what do you plan to use EES?
If so, get some quotes for Endpoint solution and I'll may be able to help you here.
Also, consider using Windows Intune, unless you want to manage in-house.
9th March 2011, 11:26 AM #6
I asked this question to the Microsoft system center guy at the Edugeek conference.
Its ridiculous needing all that software for simple anti virus management!
He simply said that's the way it works and it was a common question
9th March 2011, 11:46 PM #7
Glad you raised that as I forgot, the last version was bad enough needing MOM and SQL..... Took me abotu a day to get the back end all setup and working, well 99% working anyway, then a few weeks later the other actually launched and itw as oh right now you need the full SCCM etc! Queue me going grrrr
Originally Posted by zag
10th March 2011, 12:06 AM #8
You can always use Windows Intune?
Saying that, even if you need SCCM, it doesn't cost that much under EES. Have you had quotes?
10th March 2011, 12:41 AM #9
Cost isn't an issue as its peanuts for the SCCM suite, its the fact its a monster of a program, which yes I do wish to look at in the future, however I just need an AV program to keep the bugs away and yet you can spend a day configuring it to do multiple other things before you can just use any simple AV. So will spend another day re-setting up SCCM and all its service accounts, tweaks,patches to get it up to date etc all to deploy AV..... Microsoft AV taking a leaf out of the Sophos book of deployment and management, at least it doesn't need 2GB of ram in the PC to actually work and be usable!
Originally Posted by sukh
10th March 2011, 01:00 AM #10
SCCM is a monster, as you say there are many benefits in addition to the endpoint security which all can benefit from.
You will also benefit from learning a new product,keep your mind active.
What's happened to the existing AV on the desktops? Why can't you continue to use until you sort out SCCM?
For a first time setup it can take some time but it's a one-off with benefits worth doing for.
If not, then you can always go for Intune, which will be under EES too and you don't need SCCM.
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