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Introducing Microsoft Forefront!

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Hot off the press, I wanted to let you know that we are branding our business security products as Microsoft Forefront.

There are three main pillars to this - Comprehensive, Integrated and Simplified.  You can get more detail on these here - http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/default.mspx.  I think this is a really good idea, as it really differentiates the security products and solutions for business from those designed for consumer (such as OneCare, Windows Defender and the built-in firewalls).

The products which Forefront comprises of is as follows :

Microsoft Forefront Client Security (formerly called Microsoft Client Protection)

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server (currently called Microsoft Antigen for Exchange)

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint (currently called Microsoft Antigen for SharePoint)

Microsoft Antigen for Instant Messaging

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006

And no, I don't know why Antigen for IM and ISA haven't currently got the word Forefront in their title either :-)  Apparently they "may or may not" start to take the rebranding onboard soon.  There's plenty of information on the website, and we're also hoping to get a PTS-TV session recorded on this as soon as possible - keep your eyes peeled!

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