Krod's Security and other ramblings...

An ex Microsoft Security Solution Specialist...

Krod's Security and other ramblings...

  • Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1

    Great article about System Center 2012 and whats to come! http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/05/03/building-cloud-infrastructure-with-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1.aspx
  • Threat Management Gateway, and dumb admins...

    A post from Deb Schinder of ISAServer.org. I could not resist this post, never a truer word spoken, check this out! http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Five-Dumb-Things-Admins-Do-with-TMG-Firewall.html Happy reading!
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection Performance

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! First blog post after a month, embarassing, never mind, I will catch up! So I think anyone with experience in FEP realises that the performance stats are very good, from a customer perspective I can definately tell you that I have...
  • RTM: Microsoft Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) 2010

    Amazing week for Forefront, FPSMC RTM'ed on the 17th December 2010. Check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7 Till next time!
  • RTM: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010!!!

    After a relatively long beta cycle, which will definately benefit the product, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 has RTM'ed on the 16th of December 2010! Great news for the Forefront community, check out the product details here: http://www.microsoft...
  • Activating TMG URL Filtering

    I thought I would quickly show you all how to activate TMG URL Filtering, as I have recently had a number of requests on how this is done, so here it is... 1. Start the TMG Console 2. Click Web Access Policy 3. In the right hand pane, click “Configure...
  • UAG SP1 RTM and Secure Desktop Webcast

    Nice one! UAG Service Pack 1 came out recently with a load of long awaited features! I would list them here, but why do that when someone has diligently listed them already? Check this link out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg295322.aspx...
  • FIM Management Agents from Partners

    Check out this list of FIM Management agents which allow FIM to manage many different aspects of an infrastructure: http://blogs.technet.com/b/identitymanagement/archive/2010/07/17/fim-management-agents-from-partners.aspx
  • WOW - Tech-Ed Middle East Registrations Open!

    Wow! its been sometime since I posted anything here! Well, there is loads of good news, Microsoft has great representation at GITEX(Biggest IT Expo in the Middle East!) check it out if you are in Dubai, its seriously worth it... www.gitex.com Otherwise...
  • Tech Ready 11

    Good Day all! Coming to you today from Microsoft Campus in Redmond, so far its been a great week! Spending time with product teams here in Redmond is always a valuable experience... Going to attend MS Tech Ready 11 next week, of course its all NDA...
  • Forefront TMG SP1 Released 23 June!

    Hi All! A few fixes, and come awesome, long awaited features were released in TMG SP1 yesterday, including: URL Override setting User based usage and category reporting Check it out here: http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Whats-New-Forefront...
  • Some little gems...

    Hi All, So sometimes I come aross things that are just to cool, for example: Everything you ever needed for Network Access Protection: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb545879.aspx Screencasts and Training for new forefront stuff,...
  • Google bla...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/google_snubs_windows_report/ Did anyone read this article? Strange, Google does not want to use MS Software because of security concerns??? Hmmm... well, IMO, any software can be secure, doesn't matter who the...
  • The 2nd Kuwait ICT Security Forum

    WOW, 2 year and counting... Today I finished a presentation on "The I.T. Security Try Angle" ... weird title, I know, but it was very well recieved and I am very humbled to be asked to present at the event 2 years in a row. I presented on People...
  • TechEd Middle East - Awesome!

    WOW, what a great TechEd. As Security, Identity and Access Track Owner, I am proud to say we had a terrific time! For those of you who did not make TechEd ME, you did miss out. For the first TechEd event in the region, it was truely awesome! The TechEd...
  • YES! TMG is a winner!

    From the Forefront Blog: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 offers a dynamic response to security threats, providing a variety of security technologies such as anti-malware, firewall, and intrusion detection under one umbrella...
  • TechED Middle East - Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre 1-3 March 2010

    Hi! As the owner of the Security and Identity Track at TechED ME, I hope you will all be coming along to see what we have in store, its going to be a great event, ful of local and international speakers, on all topics, of course Security and Identity...
  • Facebook links - Facebook/blog sync...

    Good morning all! Having created the Microsoft Forefront - Gulf Facebook group, it has been online for a week and has 46 members and growing, so if you are on facebook and are not a member, you should be! if you have not yet signed up, these are the...
  • Two quick things

    Firstly and most importantly! UAG has gone to RTM!!! take a peek at http://www.microsoft.com/uag to see whats in store and download the eval! Otherwise, I have created a Facebook page for the purposes of distributing information to people in the...
  • Forefont TMG, the change has come!

    Hi Everyone! As usual, long time no blog! Been pretty busy attending training on all the new Forefront products, amongst other business related stuff! But great news, Forefront Threat Management Gateway has been released to RTM! This product is going...
  • Yes, of course Forefront Rocks!

    So, here is an independant article which one should read. I believe in the products that I deal with, and it seems that independent research has proved the same.... Symantec, 11 others, fail Virus Bulletin's August 2009 test
  • Long time, no blog...

    Atfernoon all! Wow! Long time since I posted anything on here, I feel as though the months have passed in seconds! Its been a great few months at Microsoft, and the security arena is getting more and more exciting! We are tittering on the edge of...
  • Steve Riley leaves Microsoft

    A truly sad day for Microsoft and for Steve, its a shame that his position was one of those which has recieved the order of the new economy. A statistic, and a very unfortunate commonality these days which we all may face no matter who we work with or...
  • Kuwait ICT Summit Review

    Good Saturday Everyone! Well, what an experience in Kuwait! Attending the Kuwait ICT Security Summit in the hull of the Al-Hashemi II was the most amazing experience! I have presented in a number of locations around the world! But to present from the...
  • A few Gems for today...

    Ok, so it is the weekend in Dubai, and I am very excited about the Red Bull Air Race to be held in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, yes, I am definately going 40C or not :) So back to business, firstly, for anyone who is on that old school bus of Microsoft having...