Please note that these Endpoint Protection (EP) reports (formally known as the System Center Endpoint Protection reports) are only intended for use with Configuration Manager 2012 (CM12) or later versions of Configuration Manager (CMCB).
Several of our clients told us that they would like to see the information collected by EP in an easy-to-read dashboard, so this category of reports goes one step further by giving you the ability to drill through from the dashboard to more detailed reports.
Many standards such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require that anti-virus software be installed and up-to-date. These EP reports provide you with the ability to quickly and reliably determine the EP anti-virus status for computers within your environment.
One of the interesting facts that we learned while creating these reports was that, unlike many other anti-virus software products available on the market, EP uses three different items (Anti-Virus Signature Version, Engine Version, and Client Version) to detect the latest malware. If you have never heard of Client Version (sometimes called Platform Version), you are not alone. Many people are unaware that they need to update the Client Version on all PCs. Client Version is important because it enables up-to-date detection of malware on PCs.
These reports are meant to quickly help IT administrators and security teams understand their EP status.