Installing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Posted: January 15, 2011 in Analysis
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After researching about Endpoint Protection, I thought of downloading and evaluating the product. first of all, size of the ISO is only 76MB and that didn’t take a long time for me to download it

after downloading, I managed to mount it using my image mounting tool and since I’m not having SCCM in my environment I navigated to “Client” folder and run “FEPInstall.exe”

I select Next option to proceed with the installation wizard which gave me a brief introduction about Forefront Endpoint Protection.

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Next I need to accept Software License Terms

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Next, I decided that I wont be participating for the customer experience improvement program and proceed with the installation

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after above step, I was provided with an option to select, whether I want to enable my firewall(which is recommended), but I decided that I will leave my firewall in it’s current state and proceed

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next we will proceed and install the product

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below you will see a screen capture of the installation progress

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after awhile you will notice that the installation has completed successfully

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first time when you run the application, it will say that the computer is at risk, that is because we don’t have current definitions.First thing which I did was to up date endpoint protection with latest definitions

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after completing definition update it’s possible for us to see information relating to definitions version and the date.Also you will notice that the color theme has now changed to GREEN from RED

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as the application is now up to date I thought of initiating a scan

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after completing the scan we can see statistics

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next, I thought of using an infected pen drive to evaluate my detection capabilities. as soon as the pen drive was plugged in to the system, I was given a notification to take an action against a potential threat. looking at the alert level which is “Severe” I decided to go ahead and remove it.

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after applying actions which I selected, cleaning process began

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after few seconds, Endpoint Protection was successful in removing a severe infection

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this is now visible in the history tab

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this is a quick overview on installation of Endpoint Security and basic set of features and capabilities of the product.

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