How does Forefront compare with its McAfee and Symantec counterparts?

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How does Forefront compare with its McAfee and Symantec counterparts?

This question is from the Microsoft Live Chat which took place on July 13th.

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Microsoft’s antimalware engine has consistently scored at a high level for proactive protection and lower false positives. The latest report from AV-Comparatives is here: <a href=”http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests”>http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests</a>. Forefront Endpoint Protection further simplifies client security and enables greater efficiency in managing endpoint protection. It enables quicker deployment and support for non-domain-joined machines as well as branch offices. For IT operations administrators who manage endpoint protection, it provides a unified view into the configuration and security of the endpoints. By converging endpoint protection and management customers can reduce the cost of infrastructure, licensing, management, and staffing. This convergence also means greater protection-The convergence of endpoint protection and operations management allows a consolidated view of protection and patch management. For example, system administrators can find desktops with vulnerable applications and build an appropriate policy.

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