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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...
22 Jun 2010
InfoWorld gives Microsoft identity and access management solution a thumbs up
Earlier this month InfoWorld's longtime product reviewer Keith Schultz posted a favorable review of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 . Here's an excerpt: Managing user access in businesses today is something like playing traffic cop in an intersection of...
20 Jul 2010
Forefront helps Medical University of South Carolina save money and improve patient care
Hi all – I thought I would share another Forefront customer story. This one is tied to our recent posts on secure collaboration . Founded in 1824, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a leading health-sciences center with one of the top 10 cardiovascular centers in the United States. MUSC...
14 May 2010
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
Identity and Access Management
Every day most of us take for granted people’s ability to login, authenticate, and access the data they need. We start to take more notice when people can’t access their data, perhaps remotely over the internet, or there is a need for companies to share data. Under all of this is an assumed cost of managing...
2 Mar 2010
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...
11 Mar 2010
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
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...
17 Mar 2010
Video: First American Title talks about success with Forefront Identity Manager
TechNet Edge videographer and fellow blogger David Tesar briefly mentioned First American Title Insurance’s use of Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) in a previous post . The short case study is available here , but David and I also caught up with First American VP of Infrastructure Cameron Cosgrove...
26 Mar 2010
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