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International Speedway Corporation fuels messaging security with Forefront Online
International Speedway Corporation (ISC) promotes motorsports events, including NASCAR’s DAYTONA 500. The company operates 13 facilities, representing more than one million grandstand seats and 550 suites. Exceptional customer service for the more than 3.5 million people that attend their events...
31 Jul 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
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
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...
14 Jun 2010
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 ...
2 Jun 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
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 Security Intelligence Report v.8 insights and guidance available now
Today on the Microsoft Blog Vinny Gullotto, general manager of MS Malware Protection Center, announced the release of the Microsoft Security Intelligence (SIR) Report version 8. The SIR is a wide-ranging study of the evolving threat landscape, and addresses such topics as software vulnerability...
26 Apr 2010
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...
23 Apr 2010
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
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
Scottish Manufacturer Cuts Spam From Its Diet With Forefront In The Cloud
We all know that spam is more than just an annoyance. It’s a productivity killer and a real security threat that exposes enterprise employees to phishing and online fraud. Symantec recently published some research around the top words used in spam, illustrated below. Microsoft does a tremendous amount...
24 Mar 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
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