SSA Definition Update with Windows Firewall check!

Today we published another Security State Assessment (SSA) definition update on Microsoft Update!   Included in this release is a new check that will provide visibility into end-user configuration of the Windows Firewall. When used with Group Policy, this new functionality aids in firewall management.   The Windows Firewall check reports on: ·         Firewall status…


The Microsoft Forefront Client Security Health Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 SP1 has been released!

While you’ve always had the ability to use MOM 2005 to monitor things like IIS and SQL for your Client Security servers, this management pack gives you the additional ability to monitor some key FCS services:   Definition Import Failure Microsoft Client Security Update Assistant service—That’s the service that allows WSUS 2.0 to be configured…


Four Forefront Products are Info Security Product Excellence Finalists!

Exciting news!  Forefront Client Security is a finalist for Info Security’s 2008 Global Excellence in Anti-Malware Solution!  The Forefront family of products made finalist in four categories – two more than a certain other big security company. You can read more about the Forefront Info Security 2008 Global Excellence finalists here.

Changes to FCS Client WSUS Installation package

Using WSUS is likely the easiest and most popular way to deploy the FCS client to computers.  As described in the deployment guide, after deploying FCS policy and approving the package Client Update for Microsoft Forefront Client Security (1.0.1703.0) on your WSUS 2.0 or 3.0 server, the FCS client is downloaded and installed on the…