We’ve seen a lot of questions from customers asking whether Client Security can be deployed and managed in an enterprise environment with tens of thousands of users. You can manage an enterprise deployment of more than 10,000 clients from a single Client Security console.
Forefront Client Security Enterprise Manager provides administrators the ability to manage multiple Client Security deployments from a single server.
After you install Enterprise Manager you are able to centrally manage:
Enterprise Manager aggregates data from each configured Client Security deployment in your organization. This aggregated data allows you to centrally view reports on all your Client Security deployments. Enterprise Manager also eases Client Security policy management among multiple Client Security deployments.
Forefront Client Security is an enterprise-level antimalware offering. As part of a total security solution, Client Security protects your client computers from malware threats in the enterprise.
Threats don’t always come from the world outside your firewall. Your users may be unknowingly bringing malware into the work environment by bringing in items as innocuous as pictures. Enabling users to protect their home computers from malware threats could reduce the incidence of malware in your enterprise.
Customers who license the Client Security agent on a per-user basis can provide the Client Security agent to employees at no additional cost for protecting home computers. These home-based Client Security agents must be deployed in an unmanaged configuration; they will not be able to report to your Client Security servers in your enterprise.
Hello everyone!! With the successful release of Forefront Client Security v1, it’s time to focus our efforts on the next release! The Forefront Technology Adoption Team (TAP) is excited to announce the launch of our new program. The next version of the Forefront Client Security product will be bigger and better than the previous version, and so will the TAP, but we can’t do it without your help.
This Microsoft Forefront Technology Adoption Program includes all products under the Forefront product line, not just the Forefront Client Security product. These products are:
· Forefront Codename “Stirling” – (To learn more about “Stirling”, check out the “Stirling” site.)
· Forefront Client Security (FCS)
· Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE)
· Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP)
· Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) integration with “Stirling”
Based on your needs, you can utilize just Forefront Client Security or, if your organization uses multiple Forefront products, any combination of the above (we’d really like to find a bunch of customers that use at least two!) The TAP program is a great opportunity for you and the Forefront product teams to collaborate and learn from each other. Your feedback is heard directly by the product team, helping you and us to improve the product. Feedback is taken in the form of general feedback, bugs reports, and Design Change Requests (DCRs). The program timeline is aggressive, starting November 27, 2007 and finishing in calendar year 2009.
To start your nomination for the Forefront TAP, please fill out the survey by:
You will receive a response from Microsoft within 2 - 3 weeks.
If you have any questions regarding the program or the nomination process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Stirtap@microsoft.com.
Forefront TAP PM