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  • Blog Post: More Secure Web Access and Protection with Forefront TMG

    Today Microsoft is announcing the release of the Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 product. Forefront TMG 2010 builds on its predecessor, ISA Server 2006, providing all new URL filtering, web antimalware inspection, and intrusion prevention technologies to help protect businesses against...
  • Blog Post: Business reasons to protect SharePoint

    Recently, our Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) product was released so I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain, in my own terms, the business value for the product. I also interviewed Noreen from the product team to get her take on the product as well as give us some demos of FPSP...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Year in Review

    Many great things have happened this year with the Forefront team, so we’d like to have a quick recap in case you missed any of it. Overall, Forefront helps companies save money through improving security, increasing productivity, and reducing their costs. Below are the list of products which have...
  • Blog Post: A more secure, trustworthy cloud

    A s we all know, right now cloud computing holds center stage in the IT industry. Vendors, service providers, press, analysts and customers are all evaluating and discussing the opportunities presented by the cloud. A very important part of the discussion is security. While the benefits of cloud computing...
  • Blog Post: Here Be Dragons - Enterprises Under Assault

    Doesn't it seem like every week there is some article pointing out how serious the cyber-security problem is? One of the triggers for my previous posting on Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) was a survey claiming, if I recall correctly as I couldn't locate the link, about 22% of enterprises had suffered...
  • Blog Post: Security architecture

    Awhile back I spoke with George Podolak, the IT director at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. They are one of the world’s best-known architectural firms, perhaps most recognized for the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris. But, like all companies, they also have to be a security company, especially when...
  • Blog Post: Modernize your Web Security

    If you're like most companies, you have a solution to block or log employee access to websites. You also might have some form of network intrusion detection system (NIS) to help prevent unwanted attacks. Additionally, your company probably only relies upon the client AV software to detect malware when...
  • Blog Post: Direct Access and UAG Better Together

    Direct Access (DA) is a game-changing technology for remote access in your company; removing the need for a VPN all together. Within Microsoft, we've seen great productivity benefits to end users. We surveyed users from our DA pilot and over 87% saw instant productivity gains, overall resulting in net...
  • Blog Post: Identity: An Important First Step on the Road to Cloud Security

    Hi All - No question about it: Cloud is THE big topic of discussion in IT circles these days. The opportunities, challenges and questions related to cloud are many. Microsoft recently held a cloud computing event at the University of Washington, where we clarified that Microsoft is "all in...
  • Blog Post: Redmond Magazine: ADFS 2.0 Opens Doors to the Cloud

    Jeffrey Schwartz of Redmond Magazine published an in-depth story discussing how the new Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 for Windows Server simplifies secure access to applications and services in the cloud.  The article is a good read, providing perspective from a variety of companies ...
  • 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: Cybercrime: The gathering storm

    I thought I would share this entertaining and thought provoking session about cybercrime - from our TechEd North America conference last week. Andy Malone is a lively, humorous presenter! Description: With the dark forces of Cybercrime continuing to grow, it’s critical that individuals and businesses...
  • Blog Post: A New Blogger In Town....and Forefront at Del Monte Foods

    Hi all - I'm joining the team of Forefront bloggers here on the Because It's Everybody's Business site. As a senior marketing communications manager on the Core Infrastructure Marketing team, I'll be pitching in with updates, comments and insights about "all things" business security. That includes information...