Managing an enterprise deployment of Forefront Client Security

We’ve seen a lot of questions from customers asking whether Client Security can be deployed and managed in an enterprise environment with tens of thousands of users. You can manage an enterprise deployment of more than 10,000 clients from a single Client Security console.    Forefront Client Security Enterprise Manager provides administrators the ability to…


Announcing the Microsoft Forefront Technology Adoption Program

Hello everyone!!  With the successful release of Forefront Client Security v1, it’s time to focus our efforts on the next release!  The Forefront Technology Adoption Team (TAP) is excited to announce the launch of our new program. The next version of the Forefront Client Security product will be bigger and better than the previous version,…

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Client Security and the home user

Forefront Client Security is an enterprise-level antimalware offering. As part of a total security solution, Client Security protects your client computers from malware threats in the enterprise.    Threats don’t always come from the world outside your firewall.  Your users may be unknowingly bringing malware into the work environment by bringing in items as innocuous…


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…

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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…

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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…


Understanding Forefront Client Security Fix 940060

  A new fix has been released for FCSv1in how the system handles Overrides and “Ignore” vs “Ignore Always”. The associated KB article describes the details, but this fix changes a basic functionality of FCSv1 from the admin and end-user perspective, so we wanted to provide some extra guidance to help customers understand what the…

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