Gartner Research

Microsoft's Forefront Endpoint Protection: Good, but Not Great

Published: 01 August 2011

ID: G00213820

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald

Summary

In August 2011, the licensing changes for Microsoft's Forefront Endpoint Protection that were announced in March 2011 will take effect, essentially making the offering "free" for many users. However, Microsoft's offering has several limitations that will hinder its widespread adoption.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • From Forefront Client Security 2007 to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • So What's Changed With FEP 2010?
  • How Should Enterprises Expect FEP to Evolve?
  • Product Strategy
  • Strengths
  • Challenges
  • Competitive Analysis
    • Consider This Product When
    • Consider Alternatives When

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