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  • Blog Post: Having trouble entering your license agreement number into a Forefront Server Protection or Antigen product?

    Hey folks- I noticed some recent questions on one of our DLs from users who were having trouble getting Forefront Server Protection and Antigen products to accept their license agreement number. If you are having a similar problem, you should read the article " Why can't I enter the License Agreement...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9 for Exchange Service Pack 2 is Now Available

    On behalf of the Forefront Server Security team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9 for Exchange, Service Pack 2! On August 27th 2010 Microsoft shipped Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9 for Exchange, Service Pack 2 . For a complete list of the new...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Server Protection TechNet Library content refresh

    Hi, my name is Suzanne and I am a technical writer in the Forefront Server Protection Information Experience (iX) group here in Hauppauge, New York. I want to tell you about the recent updates we made in our TechNet Library. For Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), a new planning and...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from Antigen 8 Products to Antigen 9 or Forefront Products

    Because Antigen 8 for Exchange and Antigen 8 for SMTP Gateways are reaching their “End of Life” date on December 31, 2009, you will need to migrate to Antigen 9 or the appropriate Forefront product if you are currently running either of these products. Additionally, the Antigen 8 for IM and Antigen...
  • Blog Post: How do I disable these engine end-of-life notifications I am receiving from Antigen and Forefront?

    Many of you may have noticed warning notifications about the upcoming end-of-life date for several antivirus engines and the Spamcure antispam engine being generated by Antigen and Forefront Server Security. These notifications are intended to ensure that you take the appropriate steps to keep your antivirus...
  • Blog Post: The End of Life for the CA InoculateIT AV Engine

    Hello everyone. I wanted to remind Antigen and FSE/FSSP users that the engine and definition updates for the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine will end on September 29 th , 2008. On January 16 th , 2007, the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine was combined with the Computer Associates...
  • Blog Post: Antigen 8.0 End-of-life

    I wanted to take the opportunity to remind all customers using Antigen for Exchange 8.0 and Antigen for SMTP Gateways 8.0 that the end-of-life date for these products is creeping closer. As of Dec. 31, 2009, these Antigen 8.0 products will no longer be supported, and will no longer receive any engine...
  • Blog Post: Changes to the Antigen documentation in the TechNet library

    This week we made some significant changes to the Antigen documentation that is available in the TechNet Library. We did this in order to improve your ability to find the information that is most relevant when using a search engine to find answers to your questions. Rest assured that the information...
  • Blog Post: Antigen 8 for SharePoint Service Pack 1 and Antigen 8 for IM Service Pack 1 are now available!

    The Forefront Server team is pleased to announce that Antigen 8 for SharePoint Service Pack 1 and Antigen 8 for IM Service Pack 1 are now available for download. It is important for customers to upgrade to these service pack releases before the AV engine mix is changed on December 1 st , 2009 (as announced...
  • Blog Post: The survey results are in!

    We recently conducted a survey on the FSS Blog asking your opinions of your current Exchange antimalware solution. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey and share some of the results. We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide your valuable feedback, and I can assure...
  • Blog Post: New update of the Forefront Server Security and Antigen documentation on TechNet

    Hi, my name is Scott, and I'm a technical writer in the Forefront Server Security (FSS) User Assistance (UA) group here on Long Island, New York. Every few months or so, we update our existing “legacy” documentation on our TechNet Web site, and this post is to make you aware of our recent August 2009...
  • Blog Post: Antigen 9.1 Hotfix Rollup 3 and Performance Monitor

    Hello, this is Neil Carpenter. I’m an Escalation Engineer on the support side of our business and I work with Antigen and Forefront Security for Exchange Server and SharePoint. We have been working on a hotfix rollup for Antigen 9.1 that will include a fix to help alleviate issues some of our customers...
  • Blog Post: Action Required by Dec. 1, 2009: Keep your Protection Current!

    As we announced on July 1, 2009 , Microsoft is revising its engine mix on Dec. 1, 2009 for the Forefront and Antigen products. This change will allow customers to utilize a set of engines that help optimize detection, while also allowing us to invest in new areas for increasing overall protection for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Support Policy for Antigen 9.0 and Forefront Security for Exchange Server Installed on Third-party Clusters

    Recently, customers have been asking whether Microsoft supports Antigen 9.0 and Forefront Security for Exchange Server on third-party clusters (meaning non-Microsoft Cluster Service clusters). The following blog describes Microsoft’s official support policy for Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange and...
  • Blog Post: End of Life Extension for Sybari Antigen 8.0

    Here is some important news for customers using Sybari Antigen 8.0 for Exchange or Antigen 8.0 for SMTP Gateways to protect their Microsoft Exchange environment. Microsoft has decided to extend the end-of-life for Sybari Antigen for Exchange 8.0 and Sybari Antigen for SMTP Gateways 8.0 from December...
  • Blog Post: Prepare now for an upcoming change in Kaspersky Antivirus Technology

    Hi, this is Gary Hauck from the Forefront Rapid Response Engineering Services team. My team is responsible for providing engine and definition update packages for the Forefront Server and Antigen products. I am writing today to inform you of an upcoming change to the Kaspersky Antivirus engine and the...
  • Blog Post: Downloading antivirus definition updates from a content distribution network

    Hello –this is Kelly Borndale, a PM from the Forefront Services/Ops Team! Due to growing threats, the size of files downloaded within the antivirus engine definition update packages has grown over time (previously mentioned here ). In order to get definition updates to Antigen and Forefront Server...
  • Blog Post: Other blogs and content of interest for FSS users

    Hey folks, I am a member of the FSS User Assistance (UA) team. To stay current with our products and related technologies, I read blogs and other online technology sites to keep up with new technologies, tips, and general info about security, messaging, and collaboration. I thought I would share...
  • Blog Post: Rollup 1 for Antigen 9.0 with Service Pack 2 has been released

    Please use the following link to download Rollup 1 for Antigen 9.0 with Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975355 This rollup includes solutions to issues with the Cloudmark antispam feature released in Service Pack 2. Listed below are issues resolved with this rollup release...
  • Blog Post: Getting the most out of Antigen’s Anti-Spam features

    Hello – Andy Day from the EMEA Antigen/Forefront Support Team here to give you some tips on oiling your anti-spam engine in Antigen for Exchange/SMTP. Let the spring cleaning commence... Over recent years, spam has emerged as a more prominent pain point than the traditional virus concerns that...
  • Blog Post: Spam Detection Issue - Update

    Microsoft has resolved the recent SpamCure engine updating and detection issue that was seen in Antigen 8.0 and 9.x products since August 1, 2008. Please update the SpamCure engine. After the engine is successfully updated, detection rates should improve. If, however, you are seeing a zero detection...
  • Blog Post: Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

    Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine. The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine. This new...
  • Blog Post: Correction to Antigen 8 end-of-life date

    Hey folks- On October 26th we posted an article here to remind Antigen users about the end-of-life date for Antigen 8 for Exchange and SMTP Gateways and provide guidance for migrating to Antigen 9. The article said the end-of-life date is December 1, 2009, but it should have said December 31, 2009...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Server Protection and Support for Windows 2008 R2

    We have been receiving questions about our support for Windows Server 2008 R2, so we would like to clarify the information about our support for the release. The following products are designed to be compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2: · Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Norman Engine 5.93.8 Released

    A new version of the Norman engine was released through the Forefront Server Security Rapid Update system on March 26, 2009. The Norman update package was made available for download at approximately 8:30 am EST on that day. Release Details This is the first new Norman engine release since we...