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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
Microsoft acquires AVIcode Inc. to extend application management to the cloud
Today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of AVICode, Inc., a market leader in application performance monitoring and diagnostics of .NET applications and services. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft and the technology acquired will be rolled into the System Center family of...
7 Oct 2010
CionSystems AD backup & recovery
Active Directory is a critical technology for thousands and thousands of organizations, holding literally billions of identities around the world. Solutions to ensure AD is backed up and - should there be a breakdown - recoverable are essential to any business continuity strategy. To that end, CionSystems...
19 Mar 2010
Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!
We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website ( http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud ). The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloud and virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on Windows...
25 Aug 2011
"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
FIM customers speak out at the RSA Conference
Security blog Security Squared just posted an in-depth piece about how First American Title is using FIM for identity management of 13,000+ employees. The author met with First American's Cameron Cosgrove and Scott Weir yesterday, here at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Here's the full text....
3 Mar 2010
Oxford Computer Group and BHOLD team up with FIM
The Microsoft partner ecosystem continues to rally around Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Microsoft identity and access management solutions . For example, Microsoft gold partner Oxford Computer Group and BHOLD Company, which provides software solutions for authorization management and control,...
15 Mar 2010
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1
An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here: Get Update . In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms : With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows...
29 Jun 2011
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
Announcing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010!
We are extremely excited to announce that Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) has released to manufacturing! Customers can access the RTM release on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) starting Jan. 1, 2011 -- or try the evaluation version immediately. This is our first –...
16 Dec 2010
Gemalto supports FIM with strong authentication
At RSA Gemalto announced that its Protiva Strong Authentication Server is now fully integrated with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010. Thanks to this combined solution, organizations can provision, deploy and manage smart card-based one-time password devices linked to Gemalto strong authentication...
3 Mar 2010
One step closer to convergence: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Release Candidate now available
Today in Berlin at TechEd Europe Microsoft vice president Brad Anderson announced that the Release Candidate of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 is now available for download and we are on track to release to manufacturing by the end of 2010! Built on System Center Configuration Manager R2 and...
8 Nov 2010
Microsoft wins awards at the European Identity Conference 2010
From the Microsoft identity blog: In the category “Best Innovation”, the European Identity Award went to Microsoft for U-Prove . The U-Prove technology, which enables minimal disclosure of identity-related information is considered to be a pioneering effort in enhancing online privacy and security...
11 May 2010
Required update for all AD RMS customers
Important information for Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) customers! Today Microsoft is releasing an update to AD RMS to completely remove the “application manifest expiry” feature. This update is particularly important for AD RMS customers using Internet Explorer, because...
9 Feb 2010
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...
2 Mar 2010
RSA Conference 2010: Identity at the Forefront
This week the RSA 2010 conference is happening in San Francisco and, as usual, Microsoft is an active participant at the event . Today Scott Charney, vice president of Trustworthy Computing, keynoted about Microsoft’s continued efforts to create a safer, more trusted Internet. He spoke about cloud security...
2 Mar 2010
Forefront Identity Manager RC1 at TEC 2009
Forefront Identity Manager Release Candidate 1 will be released on Sept 30 - moving closer to final release next year. In advance of the RC1 release, we will preview it this week at The Experts Conference (TEC) 2009 EMEA . TEC 2009 EMEA presents a great opportunity to showcase significant feature enhancements...
16 Sep 2009
Forrester Consulting survey reveals enterprises are under-investing in the protection of trade secrets
Microsoft and RSA, the Security Division of EMC, recently commissioned a Forrester Consulting survey of enterprise security managers about information protection. The results are available in a white paper called "The Value of Corporate Secrets," available here on Microsoft.com (see Technical Resources...
5 Apr 2010
Don't miss these webcast opportunities to learn about Forefront Identity Manager 2010 . TechNet Webcast: Forefront Identity Manager 2010: Monitoring and Troubleshooting FIM in Production (Level 300) Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 includes rich features...
10 Mar 2010
Omada extending the power of FIM
At RSA this week Omada (a Microsoft partner-of-the-year award winner) showcased its solutions to extend the power and value of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 , including modules for user re-certification, SharePoint governance, compliance reporting, role based access and business process. The company...
4 Mar 2010
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...
14 Jun 2010
Passlogix builds on FIM for single sign on
More FIM partner news. At the RSA conference this week Passlogix announced the integration of its v-GO® Single Sign-On ™ and related components of its v-GO Access Accelerator Suite with the new Forefront Identity Manager 2010. From the press release: The integration will enable organizations that...
5 Mar 2010
Follow Forefront on Twitter
If you are a Twitter fan, be sure to follow us at http://twitter.com/MS_Forefront ! Our own John "JG" Chirapurath, senior director in the MSFT Identity and Security Business Group, is leading the Forefront Tweet charge in his typically pithy way. Come join the conversation about all things identity and...
30 Nov 2009
Available right now: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Service Pack 1
Released last December, TMG is the next generation of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. It is a secure web gateway that allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. TMG provides multiple layers of continuously updated...
23 Jun 2010
MSFT Identity and Access news: Forefront Identity Manager RC1 and ADFS 2.0 SAML interoperability
The RC1 release of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM) is available today here . The next version of Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, FIM 2010 dramatically improves enterprise identity management by delivering powerful self-service capabilities for Office end-users, rich administrative tools and enhanced...
30 Sep 2009
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