Forefront Team Blog

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

Forefront Team Blog

  • Video: Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

    From Vittorio Bertocci on Channel 9 : Today [yesterday] we are announcing the general availability of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0). In this lightning-fast video, Stuart Kwan, Group Program Manager for the Identity and Security Division...
  • Video: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

    From David Tesar at TechNet Edge: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) has been released so I talked with Noreen, program manager for FPSP, who demoed some of the new capabilities. She answers why you would need protection for SharePoint if...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Converging Endpoint Security and Management: “It just makes sense”

    In October we announced the strategic decision to build Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP ) on System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s market-leading change and configuration management product. Part of our Business Ready Security strategy ...
  • 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...
  • Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

    Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web! Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FIM Webcasts!

    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...
  • 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:...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FIM and the MS Identity and Access Management Solution

    On TechNet Edge, Brjann Brekkan, Microsoft product manager for the Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution and related products, describes the capabilities and business drivers behind the solution. Beginning at [6:08], he gives us a screencast demo...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Windows IT Pro mag on TMG: "A winner."

    Windows IT Pro magazine's Russell Smith posted a positive, in-depth overview of Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 , called "Quickly Respond to Threats with Forefront TMG." The article's intro: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway...
  • Softpedia interview with MSFT's Tony Trivison on RMS and data protection.

    Tech site Softpedia posted a great Q&A with Tony Trivison on the MS RMS team about how Active Directory Rights Management Service s can help companies protect their sensitive data. Here's Softpedia's intro below, but read the whole piece for the...
  • F5 Solution Optimizes Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010

    F5 Networks just announced availability of a new Application Ready Solution that provides high availability, improved performance and scalability for UAG . The F5 Application Ready Solution for Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 helps enterprise customers...
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 unleashed

    As previewed earlier this month, Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 has been released to manufacturing. The evaluation software is now available here. Part of our Business Ready Strategy , Forefront UAG enables organizations to give employees...
  • VB100 for FCS and MSE

    Forefront Client Security received its 11th consecutive VB100 award for the December 2009 Edition of Virus Bulletin . Microsoft Security Essentials for consumers received its first VB100 award for its very first submission. In order to be awarded the...