Forefront Team Blog

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

May, 2009

  • Microsoft code-name “Geneva” Beta 2 Now Available

    Today Microsoft released beta 2 of “ Geneva ,” our open platform that dramatically simplifies user access and secure collaboration across organizational boundaries. “Geneva” is part of our Business Ready Security strategy . It supports the strategy...
  • Microsoft tops AV-Comparatives' testing

    AV-Comparatives.org published the May edition of its proactive/retrospective testing to measure 16 anti-virus vendors’ capability in detecting new threats. Microsoft anti-virus received one of only 3 Advanced+ ratings. Our detection rate was 60%, the...
  • The integrated approach to client security

    When PhillipCapital and the Australian government's Customs Service needed to improve the way they protect their desktops, they chose Forefront Client Security. A big reason for both was Forefront's integration with the rest of their Microsoft infrastructure...
  • Trial and win!

    Check out the Forefront Trial Download Sweepstakes : "Don’t miss the chance to win one of three $10,000 Grand Prize server systems for your home, a D-Link DNS-232 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, or a $50 Best Buy gift card instantly! Now, through...
  • Forefront Anti-Spam Resource Center

    More than 97% of all email is spam! And it is more than annoying…it also creates the ideal environment for malware attacks and phishing attempts. In response, we have recently launched the Forefront Anti-Spam Resource Center . Visit the site and add it...
  • Germany embraces “Geneva” and claims-based model

    Hallo von München Deutschland! I’m at the 3 rd annual European Identity Conference hosted by analyst firm Kuppinger-Cole & Partners , where last night, (along with several other vendors) Microsoft was recognized for Best Innovation. The award honors...
  • CSO Magazine Online: Free webcast on information protection.

    Did you know? 63% of data compromises take months to discover and 48% of breaches take weeks to resolve, once discovered. (Verizon Business.) Data breaches cost companies $6.6 million on average (Ponemon Institute.) 60% of enterprises...
  • Business Ready Security webcasts

    Register here for a new series of webcasts on the entire lineup of Forefront products supporting the Business Ready Security strategy . Starting tomorrow, webcast topics will include: Forefront Identity Manager, the Forefront "Stirling" security suite...
  • Self-Service Online HR to Save MOD Millions of Pounds Over 10 Years with

    The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) is providing secure access to 10,000 “orphaned users” who work remotely and had no means of accessing internal administrative services. MOD worked with CapGemeni and is using Microsoft identity and security solutions...
  • Video: School District uses "Geneva" to simplify access

    As demonstrated at RSA (and reported on CNET ) the Lake Washington School District-- comprised of 50 schools and nearly 24,000 students -- is doing a pilot deployment of "Geneva" to provide students with easier access to education materials and info....
  • Overcoming security fatigue

    Here's a brief video featuring analyst Scott Crawford of Enterprise Management Associates discussing how companies can manage "security fatigue," costs and threats through a more holistic view. The Business Ready Security strategy is aimed at helping...