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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 partners and customers 1) protect everywhere and...
13 Jul 2009
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...
5 May 2010
Forefront solutions in the new Windows Essential Servers
You may have heard about last week's launch of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008 . SBS and EBS are integrated IT solutions that are priced and designed specifically for the needs of small and midsized companies. In sum, they help smaller firms take advantage of enterprise...
19 Nov 2008
Windows Live OneCare, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Oh My!
Hi, my name is Mike Chan and I’m the product manager for Forefront Security for Exchange Server. I’ve been on the job for a couple of months now and after talking to many customers I’ve noticed that there is still some confusion in the marketplace regarding the naming and relationship between Microsoft...
13 Oct 2007
Forefront Stirling Screencast
From TechNet Edge: Forefront Stirling screencast and interview Nic Sagez gives us a brief into to Stirling and then gives a screencast demo of a security compromise within an organization which has a Forefront Stirling infrastructure. The breakdown of the scenario is as follows: User "Don" browses...
21 Oct 2008
"Morro," OneCare and Forefront
There's currently a good deal of buzz about yesterday's announcement of Microsoft's plans for a no-cost security offering . Code-named "Morro," the new solution will address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets. Related to this, the company will discontinue...
19 Nov 2008
¡Hola de Barcelona!
We’ve had a great show in Barcelona. We announced our Forefront Server Security Management Console , along with new NAP clients for Linux and Macintosh workstations. Several of us had a chance to view the Sagrada Familia and climb up on the roof of the 13 th century Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia ...
15 Nov 2007
The Case for Forefront
Today Enterprise Networking World posted a thorough overview of the Microsoft edge, client and server security solutions. A few excerpts: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 and Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 provide enhanced network edge protection...
11 Feb 2009
Bob Muglia on doing more with what you have
Today Microsoft posted an article featuring Server and Tools president Bob Muglia discussing smart ways customers of all sizes can control IT costs in a tough economy. Excerpt: Microsoft recently released the results of a two-year study of the impact that datacenter best practices could have on...
31 Mar 2009
Announcing IAG Service Pack 2
I’m Uri Lichtenfeld, product manager for the Intelligent Application Gateway and today I’m very excited to announce the upcoming release of IAG Service Pack 2! This news is one of the announcements being made in Barcelona this week at the Microsoft TechEd: IT Pro conference. As you may know, IAG...
3 Nov 2008
Schedule and Strategy Update for Forefront Endpoint Protection
Today we are announcing a schedule and strategy update for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, a component of the upcoming Forefront Protection Suite (previously codenamed “Stirling.”) We are delaying the release Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 - anti-malware for Windows desktops and servers...
8 Oct 2009
"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 .
5 May 2010
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 provided by Active Directory Rights Management...
30 Apr 2009
Forefront Security for SharePoint Gets First ICSA Labs Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Certification
We’re proud to say that Forefront Security for SharePoint is the first product to receive new Enterprise Content Management certification from ICSA Lab, ( www.icsalabs.com ) ECM certification is important because it demonstrates that Forefront Security for SharePoint can protect the contents of the SharePoint...
4 Oct 2007
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) Beta 3 is released!
Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) Beta 3 Now Available! FSOCS provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 environments by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. FSOCS also helps...
23 Jan 2009
Dark Reading, customers and analysts on TMG
Leading security news site Dark Reading reports on the release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway - including some insightful quotes: Analyst Rob Enderle: "By focusing on the employee, Microsoft is beginning to address what I believe are some of the most vulnerable parts of the current enterprise...
7 Dec 2009
Forefront Security heads into “the cloud” -- we are protecting the new Office Online Services
You may have already read about today’s announcement of “ Microsoft Office Live Workspace, a new Web-based feature of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others .” Security is also moving into the cloud along with these applications. I’m pleased to...
1 Oct 2007
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 management console. We will begin the release...
3 Apr 2009
Run Forefront Security for SharePoint on Windows Server 2008, and stop potty mouths in 11 languages
We've just released Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 2, which now provides support for Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 is the most secure server operating system yet, offering a strong platform for FSSP. In addition to a number of other upgrades and improvements, FSSP SP2...
15 Apr 2008
IAG Service Pack 2 released!
Intelligent Application Gateway Service Pack 2 is now available for download . An evaluation virtual machine is available , too. IAG product manager Uri Lichtenfeld provides an overview of SP2 in part 2 of his video interview with TechNet Edge, below. Part 1 - which discusses IAG, in general - is here...
19 Dec 2008
Announcing the Microsoft Forefront Technology Adoption Program
With the successful release of Forefront Client Security v1, it’s time to focus our efforts on the next release! The Forefront Technology Adoption Team (TAP) is excited to announce the launch of our new program. The next version of the Forefront Client Security product will be bigger and better than...
7 Dec 2007
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) RTM Now Available!
FSOCS provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 environments by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. FSOCS also helps reduce corporate liability by blocking instant messages containing inappropriate content. ...
17 Mar 2009
Update on Forefront security management
As enterprise IT evolves, Microsoft continues to evolve its Forefront security management strategy. In order to best help customers simplify the security experience and manage compliance, we are aligning security management with systems and application management. As part of this strategy, Forefront...
20 Apr 2010
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 for Exchange , Forefront Security for Sharepoint...
1 Jul 2009
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 and component solutions, Forefront Security for Office...
20 May 2009
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