Forefront Server Security Management Console Beta 2 Released!

In addition to centrally managing Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Antigen e-mail security products, the Beta 2 release will include new features that enable customers to: ·          Use SQL Server 2005 for quarantine and reporting ·          Provide redundancy of FSSMC in case of server failure ·          Auto-discover new Exchange…

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IAG runs ISA?

What is not obvious is the fact that the IAG appliance has the full edition of 2006 ISA standard edition running on it.  I figured that I should do this as a follow up to my ISA vs IAG post – as I failed to mention it there.  So why should I even buy ISA 2006 instead of…

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Forefront IAG 2007 SP1

On May 21st, we announced IAG’s SP1 – RTM expected around this August.  I’ll give a summary of the new features coming out with SP1: Vista Client support Details: ·      Both online and offline installation / updates / removal of Download Manager ·      Detection of multiple legacy client-security components ·      SSL tunnel and session security with basic and socket forwarding…

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FTPS in IIS7 is sweeter

Yes, I’m not really sure why I chose the word “sweet” the first time around but I figured I might as well stick with it for this post. Microsoft’s IIS version 7 is included with Vista and Server 2008. The FTP “windows feature” you install through the control panel under IIS is NOT the full version…

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FTP in IIS7 is sweet

The new FTP program that comes as a separate download from Longhorn server is sweet and a MUCH needed upgrade to our FTP.   The new IIS7 FTP server includes secure publishing with FTP/SSL (FTPS) support, integrated web publishing with support for the IIS7 configuration system and administration tool – making it really easy to setup FTP publishing…

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Internet Application Gateway (IAG) – Overview

Microsoft’s Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 just released this February. It is a secure remote access gateway that provides SSL-based application access and protection. So what are some of the cool things that IAG allows you to do? NOTE: All of the items below you can do securely from an un-trusted network (such as the internet)…

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ISA 2006 versus IAG – Which one to use?

If you read the only two places where ISA is compared to IAG, it doesn’t really give a simple and clear comparison. I hope to do so now in this post.  Please post comments if you find other comparison information out there. The two comparisons I found are:Secure Remote AccessIAG Frequently Asked Questions (now updated) other comparison links from http://www.isaserver.org…

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Forefront IAG ISA Client Antigen Exchange Edge Security

Confused yet?  I know that I was when I first started hearing this term Forefront…  Is “Forefront” just a client/server security product or something else?   Forefront simply is a name that MS is branding onto our security related products.  Forefront is divided into three categories of client, server, and edge security.  Within those categories there are currently a total…

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