sc302, on 12 February 2013 - 02:57, said:
please go with a better program than system center. I am testing out system center and I see it as a very unintuitive pain in the rear package. ease of use as well as ability to protect your systems should be your goal, and from what I am reading it can't protect your systems and it isn't very easy to use (initially).
Huh? How exactly is SCEP or FEP more complicated than any other antimalware package that has centralized control and reporting over multiple platforms? I've been using it since before it was integrated with SCCM 2007 R3, and SCEP/FEP itself is pretty damn easy to manage. You don't even require SCCM if you don't want centralized reporting, you can use a GPO instead (mind, I haven't bothered doing a GPO for it since SCCM 2012 was released).
I currently have SCEP deployed to over 500 systems running Mac OS 10.8, Mac OS 10.7, Windows 8 & 2012, Windows 7 & 2008 R2, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I'm extremely happy with it now that it supports every platform I also support. Any entity supports many platforms should definitely give SCEP consideration.
I won't deny that Configuration Manager as an entire entity is a beast, but I'd say the Antimalware components of it are pretty damn easy, and very powerful from an Administrative viewpoint.