My organization is unhappy with our current antivirus/antimalware solution and are looking to make a change. The organization consists of two sites, one with about 80 clients and one with about 30. We're a Microsoft shop and most of our IT staff has been impressed with Microsoft Security Essentials, so I wanted to look into Forefront Endpoint Protection for this, but understand that it's part of System Center Configuration Manager which is something we don't currently use and have no experience with.
Can anyone give me sort of a general impression of SCCM and its complexity? Would it be overkill for an organization our size? Would System Center Essentials be an option given that we've got two sites to manage (my impression was that it was for a single site)? Can SCCM be used, at least initially, in sort of a limited fashion as just a central management and reporting tool for FEP?