Forefront Team Blog

News, updates and insights about enterprise identity and security solutions.

April, 2009

  • Schedule Update for Forefront “Stirling”

    Microsoft is providing an update on release timing for Forefront code name “Stirling,” an integrated security suite that combines the next-generation Forefront solutions for endpoint, messaging & collaboration, and network protection with a central...
  • Forefront Online Security for Exchange

    One of the news items we announced with the April 16 introduction of the Business Ready Security strategy was the update/renaming of Exchange Hosted Filtering. The service is now called Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE.) It is the first Forefront...
  • End to End Trust and Business Ready Security

    I’m Doug Leland, general manager of the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft. On Thursday we unveiled our new strategy for enterprise security, called Business Ready Security , a fundamentally new approach to help companies achieve their...
  • Business Ready Security

    Today the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft introduced what we call our Business Ready Security strategy . This is a fundamentally new approach to enterprise security, centered on the recognition that security solutions should help companies...
  • Using Multiple Engines for Fast, Effective Protection of IM Environments

    From the Forefront Server Security blog : Forefront Security for Office Communications Server integrates multiple antimalware engines from Microsoft and industry-leading partners to provide comprehensive protection against the latest threats. People...
  • Forefront "Stirling" beta 2

    Last week, as part of introducing the Business Ready Security strategy , we publicly released beta 2 of Forefront codename "Stirling." . “Stirling” is an integrated security suite that delivers comprehensive protection across endpoint, application...
  • Business Ready Security and Windows 7

    Here's a quick video from the RSA Conference last week, grabbed from the Windows Security Blog . JG Chirapurath, director for MS Identity and Security, discusses how Forefront Client Security in "Stirling ," Forefront Unified Access Gateway , and Windows...
  • Cloud Security

    Hi all – Doug Leland here, general manager of the Identity and Security Business Group. Today at the Microsoft Management Summit vice president Bob Kelly spoke about cloud computing. He outlined Microsoft’s investments and provided guidance to help customers...
  • Register for 'Is There a Cloud in Your Future?' Webcast

    On Tuesday, April 28 at 11:00am PDT, Microsoft will continue its webcast series on 'How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow' with Part 2 : "Is There a Cloud in Your Future?" Register here Join Zane Adam, Microsoft...
  • The Microsoft Identity and Security Strategy

    Tomorrow the identity and security team at Microsoft will unveil new information about its strategy to help customers better manage risk, protect their environments and better realize their business goals. This new approach, and the related product and...
  • SIR volume 6

    Yesterday Microsoft published volume 6 of its Security Intelligence Report . For those not familiar with the SIR - it provides in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape, as well as countermeasures, based on data from hundreds of millions of...
  • The analysts weigh in

    As part of last week's introduction of our Business Ready Security strategy , we posted several videos of industry analysts John Olstik of the Enterprise Strategy Group and Scott Crawford of Enterprise Management Associates discussing security issues...
  • Webcasts on secure collaboration & messaging

    Register here for webcasts on using Forefront and Windows solutions to better secure collaboration and messaging applications. May 5, 1-2:30 PM PST Secure Collaboration using AD RMS, MOSS and AD FS Learn all about the different Trust Relationships...
  • Award-winning solutions

    Today Info Security Products Guide , a leading publication on security-related products and technologies, announced the winners of the 2009 Global Excellence Awards . Three Microsoft solutions took first place in the following award categories: Category...