Response to Trust-based messages

In my other post in a Q&A excerpt with Dave Crocker by Investor’s Business Daily, I’d like to now respond to some of my selected quotes. Crocker: You have to create what I call a trust overlay to the existing e-mail system. Existing senders and receivers can continue to use e-mail as before… All we’re…


Spam’s new nemesis: Trust-based messages

The other day I was reading Investors Business Daily and came across an article whose title you see in the subject line of this blog post.  The article is a Q&A Dave Crocker of BrandenBurg InternetWorking.  If you’re like me and too lazy to click the link and read the article, allow me to post…


2008 Security Industry Predictions from the Forefront Team

It’s almost 2008, so it’s the time of year when people make predictions for the coming year.  The security industry is rapidly evolving, so look for more changes in 2008.  Here is our list of predictions.   —  The Forefront Team   Top Security Industry Trends for 2008 1.       As Data loss continues to be…


Study: IT Pros More Concerned about Data Loss than Spam, Malware

Microsoft’s Forefront team has posted a new study conducted for Microsoft by CMG Market Research measuring the perceptions of 1,274 information technology (IT) managers in the U.S. toward 12 security concerns, such as malware, temporary workers, hackers, phishing, and more.  The survey found that Spyware is still the #1 security concern (24%) that survey participants…


Microsoft placed in Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q07

Microsoft has placed in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q07 Report (SSL VPN stands for secure socket layer virtual private network). Gartner finds that “The consolidation of vendors and competition in endpoint security and usability continue to improve the appeal of SSL VPNs.”   Launched in February 2007,…


Ron Moritz, Former Senior Executive at both CA and Symantec, Named General Manager for Edge Security & Access Group at Microsoft

Ron Moritz, a senior executive at CA International, is joining the Microsoft Forefront team as the new General Manager for the Edge Security and Access Group. Ron joins Microsoft from CA (formerly Computer Associates), where he was the Senior Vice President, Chief Security Strategist, and prior to that was the Chief Technical Officer at Symantec….


It’s December! Time for the spam season, right?

Ah, the holidays are upon us.  And, as we all know, ’tis the season for piles of spam! Or is it?  Last year, we saw a very large run up of spam heading into December, but in the month of December itself I saw nothing out of the ordinary.  Here is the breakdown for the…


Announcing the Microsoft Forefront Technology Adoption Program

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, and so…


More than 20 percent of Exchange on-premise mailboxes with Forefront Security for Exchange Server

From an interview with, Margaret Arakawa, senior director of Security & Access Product Marketing at Microsoft:   We’ve seen significant demand from customers across the complete product portfolio, from client to server to network edge security. On the application server side, customer adoption is really accelerating with organizations worldwide. We’re now protecting more than 20…


Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 is Now Available

The Forefront Security for Exchange team writes: Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 was released on November 29, 2007!! (Download here.) If you are looking forward to installing Exchange 2007 SP1 and are currently using Forefront Security for Exchange Server with then please download and upgrade to Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service…