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Microsoft Forefront Definition Update publishing frequency

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Hi WSUS Admins , Just wanted you all to know for those of you which have clients participating in the Forefront beta, there will be an increase in the publishing frequency of the definition updates. 

Microsoft Forefront Client Security will be providing definition updates at an increased frequency, effective immediately.  These updates, which were previously offered approximately once per day, will now be made available as they are released by Microsoft’s global malware research organization.

 We have included some additional information about Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Forefront Client Security below, and you can learn more by visiting and  Other questions or concerns should be directed to your Microsoft TAP or private beta point of contact.

 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. Microsoft Forefront is a comprehensive line of business security products providing greater protection and control through integration with existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. The Microsoft Forefront line of business security products helps provide protection for client machines, server applications, and the network edge. 

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