Today Microsoft announced the eagerly anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers.

The successor of Forefront Client Security, FEP 2010 is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection.

Customers can download the beta now, and the final product is on track to be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Read more on the Forefront team blog, including details on new features of FEP 2010. You can also learn about the entire Forefront product family of solutions on the Microsoft Forefront homepage.