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  • Blog Post: The 5 Steps to More Secure Collaboration

    Today we released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 , which makes it a good time to talk about secure business collaboration. It is clear that collaboration drives the modern enterprise. Sharing documents and applications within the company, from...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server launches

    Today at the TechEd Europe conference, in conjunction with the launch of Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft launched Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. The product and evaluation software is available now. Part of our Business Ready Security strategy, Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE...
  • Blog Post: Video: FPE vs FOPE and Exchange 2010 – Secure messaging with Forefront

    Over on TechNet Edge Mike Chan, product manager for the Forefront team, breaks down the differences between security protection for Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE), Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), and the built-in protection which exists in Exchange 2010. We start out with a...
  • Blog Post: New release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

    This week we released an update to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) - our hosted service providing anti-malware and anti-spam for both on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online. FOPE can be used as an alternative to the new Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server , or in tandem with...
  • Blog Post: "Twitterview" with Dark Reading tomorrow, May 6, 2:30 pm EST

    Tomorrow at 2:30 pm Eastern time, tune in via Twitter to see Kelly Higgins of Dark Reading interview JG Chirapuarth, senior director of the Microsoft Identity and Security Business Group. You can follow the discussion at either the Dark Reading or Forefront Twitter Account .
  • Blog Post: 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. As part of our Business Ready Security strategy...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server RC

    If you're not already aware...the Release Candidate of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (the next, newly named version of Forefront Security for Exchange) is available for download and evaluation now ! Part of the Forefront Protection Suite - the next generation of the Forefront Security...
  • Blog Post: We're listening: Sending support requests from FOPE

    With the new 10.1 version of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers can submit technical support requests directly from the FOPE Admin Center site. Support requests are typically responded to in less than 24 hours, depending on severity level. For details, see the New Features Guide...
  • Blog Post: At the RSA Conference? Don't miss these presentations

    If you are in San Francisco at the RSA Conference, be sure to visit the Microsoft booth (#1517) for these 20 minute theatre presentations: Wednesday: Better Together: Exchange Server 2010 and the MS Forefront Secure Messaging solution: 12:40 pm Securely Collaborate with Partners and Employees...
  • Blog Post: 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 to your favorites to stay up to date on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Forefront secure messaging screencast & interview

    Cristian Mora Aguilar, Forefront Technical PM, starts off by briefly telling us about Microsoft's secure messaging solution and what business problems it resolves. He then gives us a screencast / demo of some of the cool scenarios enabled and problems solved with the secure messaging solution. Find out...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Virtual Event and Deployment Webcasts

    There are some great opportunities coming up this month to learn about Forefront solutions. TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454002&Culture=en-US Register for the Forefront Virtual event on June 23 rd and 24 th...
  • Blog Post: New version of Forefront Online Security for Exchange

    Today, we released a new version of Forefront Online Security for Exchange (Release 9.1). This release delivers key enhancements to the directory synchronization tool as well as usability improvements to the administration center and spam quarantine. New features in this release include: ...