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  • Blog Post: Introducing Forefront Security for Exchange Beta 2 Antispam Technologies

    Hi, my name is Alex Nikolayev and you might remember me for my previous work with Exchange server Transport. Having an unconditional love for Transport, I moved to Forefront Server Security team to help with delivering cool new features to protect it from all sorts of malware (spam included). Over...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the beta 2 public release of Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server

    Hello. My name is Mitch Hall, and I am a program manager on the Forefront Server Security team. Today, we are proud to announce the release of Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server Beta 2 (FSE), which can be used with Exchange 2007 SP1 and Exchange 2010 beta 1 . FSE provides industry leading antimalware...
  • 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: Capacity planning for FSOCS on OCS 2007 R2

    Back in April, I wrote about a method to estimate the capacity of your Office Communication Server (OCS) with Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) installed (read more here ). During the release process for FSOCS, the development team used a similar method that leveraged the OCS...
  • 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: 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: Danny Popper talks about the new Forefront beta preview

    Hey everyone, My name is Danny Popper, and I’m a Program Manager for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server. On Wednesday, Brett (our Product Unit Manager) blogged about our brand new beta release of two Forefront Server Security products – Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and...
  • 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: 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: 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...