Posted by: kurtsh | February 29, 2012

WHITEPAPER: Forrester Research study on the Total Economic Impact of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010


Forrester did a study of the benefits achieved by organizations using System Center Configuration Manager by deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 and integrating their desktop management and security infrastructure.

Their study indicates a total Net Present Value (NPV) of almost $300k for a reference customer with 5000 seats.

Forrester interviewed eight FEP customers for this study.  Based on these interviews, we developed a composite organization with 5,000 endpoints, typically PCs running the Microsoft Windows operating system.  The composite organization has two security administrators and two desktop administrators and experiences approximately 200 malware incidents annually.  The financial analysis found that a composite organization experienced the risk-adjusted costs and benefits shown in Table 1.

Benefits.  The composite organization experienced the following benefits that represent those experienced by the interviewed companies.

  • Reduction in labor effort for malware remediation of $36,153
  • Reduction in labor effort for investigating malware alerts of $81,738.
  • Reduction in labor effort for client administration of $112,207.
  • Cost avoided by software maintenance fees of $134,041.

Click below to download the entire report:


%d bloggers like this: