Microsoft System Center Applications

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

The University's Information Security Policy requires that all Windows devices that store or process sensitive data use managed and monitored malware protection. While not required,  it is recommended that Linux, Unix and Mac OS devices also use managed and monitored malware protection. The current recommended Antivirus/Malware application for university-owned computers is Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP).

How is SCEP installed?

Initially, we will be using a process called Group Policy to require machines to install this software on reboot only.  When you restart your computer Configuration Manager will be installed onto your computer automatically.

How do I know if SCEP is installed?

Below are screen shots that illustrate the changes to the Start Menu; ToolTips showing Endpoint Protection and the Software Center:

Start Menu

The image below shows the two new menu items, highlighted in red which will be added to Medical Foundation Staff workstations.

Start Menu


The image below is from the ToolTips section of the menu bar on Microsoft Windows 7 computers.  The highlighted shield is the icon for Microsoft System Center 2012. 


Software Center Start Menu Item

The Software Center allows you to start Software Center from the Start Menu.  OIS will not use the Software Center during the initial rollout.  OIS will alert you when it will be used to field Software Updates and Application Installation.

sccm start menu