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  • Blog Post: Help with installing Forefront Security for Exchange Server on clustered Exchange servers

    Hey folks, We get lots of questions on our forums and lots of calls to our support staff about installing FSE and Antigen on clustered Exchange servers. Obviously, installing on clustered servers is a whole different animal from installing on single servers and requires additional guidance. In...
  • Blog Post: Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments

    Hey Folks, A Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) user asked us a question recently about using the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) to manage clustered Exchange servers. He was confused by our guidance that says the FSSMC can be used to manage clustered servers, but...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 14 and RBAC

    Forefront Protection for Exchange Server 11.0 (FPE 11.0) is the first version of Forefront that can interact with the new Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) capabilities in Microsoft Exchange 14.0 (E14). The steps involved in integrating an FPE machine into E14 RBAC are: a) During an E14 install...
  • Blog Post: Recommendations For Customers Still Scanning With CA InoculateIT Engine

    Hi, my name is Molly Gilmore and I’m a program manager on the Forefront Rapid Response Engineering team on Long Island. I spend a lot of time working with our Engine Partners and wanted to follow-up on a few changes we recommended when CA deprecated their CAInoculateIT engine earlier this year. When...
  • 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: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and 32-bit vs. 64-bit

    Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) 1 is a leading solution for securing your messaging environment. Its antimalware solution is a proven security product that has helped many customers to secure their e-mail system. A multi-engine solution provides the maximum protection...
  • 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 New Keyword Filter Example Lists

    Hi. My name is Marv Goldberg and I’m a technical writer for Forefront Server Security. I’ve been in the team for three years now, and I want to tell you a bit about the new “example lists”. Once upon a time, Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Server Security Management Console Available for Trial

    I’m Silver Sun, a Program Manager on the Forefront Server Security products team located in Shanghai, China. Our team is really glad to announce that the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) is now available here for free evaluation. FSSMC is the successor to Antigen Enterprise Manager...
  • 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: Forefront Server Security Management Console Hotfix Rollup 3 Available Now!

    We are very happy to announce that the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 3 shipped on July 30 th . Here are the new features and some important information for the rollup. For a complete list of the fixes included in the rollup and to obtain it, see the following Knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Moving from Antigen 8.0 to Antigen 9.0 - Applying Templates

    Hello, my name is Tom Canino and I am the Lead Program Manager for the Forefront Server Security Rapid Response Engineering (RRE) team. The Forefront RRE team is responsible for supporting Sybari Antigen, Microsoft Antigen, and Microsoft Forefront Server Security products. Recently, I was playing...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge video about Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

    Hey Folks- Check out this recent video of an IT pro talking about his experience with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server: http://edge.technet.com/Media/FPE-Customer-Story/ If you are not familiar with TechNet Edge, it is a great resource for IT pros to get news, information, and tips...
  • Blog Post: Forefront DNSBL… Yeah or Nay?

    As you might guess, DNSBL stands for DNS Blocklist. While it’s not a new technology, the usefulness of various DNS/RBL blocklists in fighting spam is indisputably immense. Over the years I’ve heard both the success stories from folks who implemented RBLs in their Exchange server deployments, and I’ve...
  • Blog Post: New Planning and Architecture content available in our TechNet library

    Greetings! I am a new technical writer on the Forefront Server Protection UA team. I wanted to make you aware of some new user documentation our team recently made available for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). If you are looking for the big picture on how FPE protects your Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Blocking All But Microsoft Office Files

    My name is Kurt and I work in the FSS test group here on Long Island . In addition to testing products before they are released, we also work with PSS to help resolve customer issues. Often we are asked to work on configuration problems customers are having. A common question Forefront customers...
  • 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: Backscatter protection: how to do it with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

    Backscatter is a problem that has been known to the messaging community for a long time. In essence, backscatter is a DSN (Delivery Status Notification) delivered to a recipient who never sent the original mail in the first place. While the DSN itself is perfectly legitimate and valid notification initiated...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection Server Management Update

    Hey everyone, I want to announce and tell you a bit about our plans to provide multi-node management for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP). Our new Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) 2010 is in the works...
  • Blog Post: New documentation for FSE and FSSP beta 2 releases

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta 2 release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP). Each product contains new features and abilities that will make it easier to protect your environment. Each of the areas of our documentation (Deployment...
  • Blog Post: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (TechNet) Forum

    Greetings! My name is Andrew, and I work in the Forefront Server Security (FSS) test group in Long Island, New York. If you’re like me (and for your sake, I hope you’re not) you spend a lot of your time reading the Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Anti-virus/Anti-spam Microsoft TechNet forums...