Forefront Team Blog

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

July, 2009

  • Business Ready Security news at WPC

    This week in New Orleans Microsoft is hosting its annual Worldwide Partner Conference. We made several announcements today at the conference about our identity and security solutions. This news is part of our Business Ready Security strategy to help both...
  • Forefront Security for SharePoint Manual Scan Issues

    Microsoft has become aware of two interrelated issues affecting a Manual Scan in Forefront Security for SharePoint. The first issue is a memory leak which occurs when Keyword Filtering is enabled. In all versions of Forefront Security for SharePoint...
  • The multi-engine advantage...and updates

    Today we posted a white paper about the Microsoft antimalware engine strategy and changes beginning December 1, 2009. A summary is below - read the full document for a complete overview. Forefront server security products - such as Forefront Secrurity...
  • ID and Security in the Cloud

    Many companies and IT leaders are eager to realize the benefits of cloud computing, but security is often a concern. For example, a recent study by Maritz Research found that 59% of IT leaders in the US rated security as the biggest risk with cloud. ...
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway beta 2

    I’m very pleased to announce that today Forefront Unified Access Gateway Beta 2 is available for download from www.microsoft.com/uag . This beta release marks an important milestone in Microsoft’s remote access strategy as it brings together a host of...
  • The ID Element

    If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to pay a visit to The ID Element - the one stop shop for all things identity on Channel 9 - where you will find all kinds of material on Identity and Access Control : weekly interviews with product team members, developer...
  • Pushing Information Cards forward

    Earlier this week the international open standards consortium OASIS announced that its members - including Microsoft, IBM, EMC, CA, Novell and others - have approved Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) version 1.0 as an OASIS standard. The IMI...
  • Analyst: The market impact of security/identity integration

    Analyst Jon Oltsik of the Enterprise Strategy Group writes a column for Network World called "Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets." Last week he penned an interesting piece titled "The market impact of security/identity integration." In the article...