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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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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 .
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft Security Essentials is good for business

    Enterprises invest a lot of time and money in protecting their organizations from Malware and other threats. No doubt you've installed Microsoft Forefront Client Security or another anti-malware product on all of your managed PCs. You probably also have deployed edge protection such as Microsoft Forefront...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Introduction to Dennis Batchelder

    Since I'll be coming here regularly, it seems fitting to share with you a bit about my background and what my plans are for this blog. I've spent a long time in the security industry. In the early nineties I co-founded an endpoint-to-endpoint VPN company. CA bought it, and I stayed on as their security...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Hal Berenson

    Hi, my name is Hal Berenson. I'm a Distinguished Engineer in Microsoft's Identity and Security Division where I lead our central architecture team (a.k.a, "ICA Architecture"). I'm also the General Manager of the Anywhere Access Group, which creates and delivers our Forefront Unified Access Gateway and...
  • 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...