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I purchased the Microsoft System center Endpoint protection (since forefront is no longer the virus product from Microsoft). I have a small company (about 50 machines) and this seems like such a huge endeavor to setup (system center configuration manager, then setup a whole deployment setup, then add the computers to the deployment etc.) Is there a simple way to deploy and manage just this product? I liked the old forefront management console. The Malware bytes central management console is very easy to setup, deploy and manage. This product seems like a lot of overkill.
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using SCCM to push out SCEP is till the mean recommended though it may be more steps but do see it as to setup the fundamental right first and thereafter it is more of the maintenance aspects. I do find the blog below useful to simplify the rollout though the below high level steps cannot be skipped and are the baseline to configure SCCM

-Create an Endpoint Protection point site system role in SCCM 2012.
-Configure the desired SCEP policy.
-Deploy the SCEP policy to the desired SCCM collection.
-Configure custom SCCM client settings for SCEP.
-Deploy the custom device settings to an SCCM collection.
-Setup SCCM to feedback on the alerts and condition of the Endpoint Protection service.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/data-center/easy-anti-malware-with-system-center-2012-endpoint-protection/

And for software update, this is another good blog practices for consideration, it has the detailed steps for the automated deployment rules to push software update
The software update feature in SCCM consists of eight components. Most of them only need to be created once, and the creation of the other components can be automated. After the components are created, approving and deploying monthly updates can take less than 10 minutes.
http://windowsitpro.com/configuration-manager/using-microsoft-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-updates
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Thanks, just seems like an awful lot to do for a small company setup. We also have malware bytes and it took all of 10 minutes to setup the management console and deploy.
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hope the posting has ascertain that is the best SCCM is till not as optimal compared to your stated MBAM. if it has assisted to confirm the understanding, hope it can be highlighted if applicable. thanks for sharing
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Thanks
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It looks like this is the only way to deploy. Not the solution I was hoping for but expected. Thanks
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