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Microsoft Forefront brings some humor to security

by JG Mason on May 6, 2008 at 01:53 AM

If you like the color orange and like to see IT geeks beating up on zombies, secret agents, ninjas and aliens, head on over the Forefront site.  There you’ll find a free public beta download of the integrated security software that was released quietly last month.

Code-named “Stirling”, this public beta secures clients, server and networks.  “Our goal with Stirling is an integrated client, server and network edge, all managed through a simple intuitive console,” said Ryan Hamlin, GM of Microsoft’s Access and Security Division.

Microsoft touts the beta as comprehensive, integrated and simplified.  The site works hard to demonstrate “normal” IT employees defending their systems.  Kinda cute and clever; with funky music to boot.

Microsoft expect the full bells and whisltes version to be released in the first half of next year.

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