Hello WSUS Admins!
In follow-up to the recent announcements of Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Forefront Client Security, we have made the following changes that are effective immediately that you will notice in your WSUS synchronization options:
- The System Protection Products family is now called Forefront
- Microsoft Client Protection is now called Forefront Client Security
Customers who are testing the early beta of Microsoft Forefront Client Security (previously called Microsoft Client Protection) will not be affected by this change. We have included some additional information about Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Forefront Client Security below and you can learn more by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/forefront
Q. What is Microsoft Forefront Client Security?
A. Microsoft Forefront Client Security provides unified malware protection for business desktops, laptops and server operating systems that is easier to manage and control. Built on the same highly successful Microsoft protection technology already used by millions of people worldwide, Forefront Client Security helps guard against emerging threats such as spyware and rootkits as well as traditional threats such as viruses, worms and Trojan horses. By delivering simplified administration through central management and providing critical visibility into threats and vulnerabilities, Forefront Client Security helps you protect your business with greater confidence and efficiency. Forefront Client Security integrates with your existing infrastructure software, such as Active Directory, and complements other Microsoft security technologies for better protection and greater control.
Microsoft Forefront Client Security was previously known as Microsoft Client Protection.
Q. What is Microsoft Forefront?
A. The Microsoft Forefront comprehensive family of business security products provides greater protection and control over the security of your network infrastructure. Microsoft Forefront security products easily integrate with each other, with your organization’s IT infrastructure, and can be supplemented through interoperable third-party solutions, enabling end-to-end, defense-in-depth security solutions. Simplified management, analysis, and deployment enable you to more efficiently protect your organization’s information resources and secure access to applications and servers. With highly responsive protection supported by Microsoft technical guidance, Microsoft Forefront helps you confidently meet ever-changing threats and increased business demands.