Building a Security Infrastructure with Ronald Beekelaar, 27th February, London

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In this one day seminar, Ronald Beekelaar will provide an in-depth technical overview of Forefront Client Security, Server Security and Edge Security. This includes the Forefront Server products for Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the Forefront Edge product named Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007.

09.00 – 09.30 Registration


09.30 – 10.00 Microsoft’s Security Strategy- Ed Gibson and Steve Lamb


10.00 – 11.00 Forefront Overview

In the first session, we focus on understanding how the Forefront products combine protection for clients and servers, and management capabilities. To implement a well-managed infrastructure, the Forefront products provide an easy way to configure the individual Forefront servers, and to collect and act upon events and alerts from multiple sources. Also, this session explores how the different products integrate with Network Access Protection (NAP) to check for the health of client computers before they are allowed to access the local or remote network.


11.00-11.15 Break


11.15 – 12.30 Forefront Client Security

Forefront Client Security (FCS) is a new security product from Microsoft. It helps protect business desktops, laptops, and servers from threats such as spyware, rootkits, as well as viruses and other traditional attacks. FCS enables administrators to configure a single policy for anti-virus, anti-spyware and security state assessment.

This session gives you an in-depth view into the deployment of FCS in a one, two or four server topology. Also the session covers the administrative configuration settings, and the different options to distribute FCS policies to clients, laptops and servers. Finally, we examine how FCS provides reporting, alerting and monitoring based on Microsoft Operations Manager and Microsoft SQL Server.


12.30-13.30 Lunch


13.30 – 14.45 Forefront Server Security

The Microsoft Forefront Server security products help protect Microsoft Exchange 2007 servers and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 servers against viruses, spam, and inappropriate content. The product includes multiple scan engines from industry-leading anti-virus vendors to increase the chance to detect new viruses and other malicious content as soon as possible.


This session provides a drill down into how Forefront Security for Exchange (FSE) scans email messages on the different Exchange 2007 server roles, and how to configure FSE for optimal scanning performance, while maintaining effective security of the mailbox servers. Also the session explains how Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSS) scans for infected documents, keywords for inappropriate language, and non-compliant file types, and how the configuration of realtime and manual scan jobs can be changed to optimize performance.


In this session, we will also cover Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC). This is a new security product to manage multiple Forefront Server products, such as FSE and FSS. You will learn how to use and configure FSSMC to centrally manage Forefront Server configuration, distribute scan engine updates to Forefront servers, provide high-availability, and manage quarantine and reports from Forefront servers.


14.45-15.00 Break


15.00 – 16.15 Forefront Edge Security

The Forefront Edge Security family of products helps to provide secure remote access from the Internet to servers on the internal network. Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 protects inbound and outbound network connections, and is capable of doing application-layer inspection of network traffic. Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 runs on top of ISA 2006 and provides SSL-based application access (SSL VPN) and endpoint security management.

In this session, we will look into detail how to configure and customize IAG 2007, and provide secure remote access to applications from client computers on the Internet. This includes gateway configuration, customization and application management to control user-based access and authorization. Also, the session discusses how to configure client computer security checks to protect the network from client computer that do not meet endpoint security policies.

16.15 Close


Speaker Details

Ronald Beekelaar is an independent consultant with extensive experience in Windows Server security, network infrastructure design, and virtual machine technology. He is a frequent presenter in international industry events including Microsoft TechEd covering topics such as IPSec, ISA Server and Virtual Server. 

Ronald is MCSE, MCT, and MVP in Windows Security.



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