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Support for System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac and Linux Ends December 31, 2018

Support for System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac and Linux Ends December 31, 2018

System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) customers should be aware that Microsoft will end support for the product when protecting Mac and Linux platforms.

According to the company…

Support for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Mac and Linux (all versions) ends on December 31, 2018. Availability of new virus definitions for SCEP for Mac and SCEP for Linux may be discontinued after the end of support. This discontinuation may occur without notice. If you are using any version of SCEP for Mac or SCEP for Linux, plan to migrate to a replacement endpoint protection product for Mac and Linux clients.

Microsoft will not provide a replacement protection product for Linux but will offer ESET Endpoint Security for Mac users.


 

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  1. In my opinion, it is not acceptable that Microsoft retires a business product by a simple blog post and with such a short notice period.

    System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 is expected to be supported for further 3.5 years as the official Support Lifecycle Database on the Microsoft homepage does not distinguish between versions for Windows, Mac and Linux, but confirms that the System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 will be supported until 12-July-2022. We receive also an \”Microsoft Support Lifecycle Newsletter\” on a regular base from our Technical Support Manager. This Newsletter lists all products and service packs retiring during the next twelve months and also the transition of products to extended support. \”System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac/Linux\” has never been mentioned.

    Regardless of the fact, that we are not happy with the outlined replacement offer (incl. zero solution for Linux) in any way, we must point out that it will not be possible to conduct a migration to a replacement product in this extremely short notice period.

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