Forefront for Exchange "Stirling" video on TechNet Edge

From TechNet Edge: Mike Chan, Product Manager for Forefront Server for Exchange (FSE), gives details around some of the new features in FSE “Stirling.”  Forefront Server for Exchange v2 features


IAG Service Pack 2 released!

Intelligent Application Gateway Service Pack 2 is now available for download. An evaluation virtual machine is available, too.  IAG product manager Uri Lichtenfeld provides an overview of SP2 in part 2 of his video interview with TechNet Edge, below. Part 1  – which discusses IAG, in general –  is here.  And Uri’s previous post about IAG SP2  from TechEd Europe…


IAG video on TechNet Edge

Intelligent Application Gateway product manager Uri Lichtenfeld provides TechNet Edge with an overview of the solution, including a discussion of how it compares with other SSL VPNs and remote access products.  Take a look and stay tuned for part 2!SSL VPN comparison with IAG


"Morro," OneCare and Forefront

There’s currently a good deal of buzz about yesterday’s announcement of Microsoft’s plans for a no-cost security offering.  Code-named “Morro,” the new solution will address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets.  Related to this, the company will discontinue retail sales of its Windows Live OneCare subscription…


Forefront solutions in the new Windows Essential Servers

You may have heard about last week’s launch of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008.  SBS and EBS are integrated IT solutions that are priced and designed specifically for the needs of small and midsized companies. In sum, they help smaller firms take advantage of enterprise-class IT.  In addition to Windows Server 2008,…


Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness Assessent in New MAP Toolkit

Earlier this week Microsoft introduced the new Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2. MAP is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier to determine which Microsoft technologies are right for your infrastructure, and how to best implement them. In this version, MAP assessment capabilities have expanded to a range of Microsoft products,…


Announcing IAG Service Pack 2

I’m Uri Lichtenfeld, product manager for the Intelligent Application Gateway and today I’m very excited to announce the upcoming release of IAG Service Pack 2!  This news is one of the announcements being made in Barcelona this week at the Microsoft TechEd:  IT Pro conference.   As you may know, IAG is a remote access gateway that…


Forefront Stirling Screencast

From TechNet Edge: Forefront Stirling screencast and interview Nic Sagez gives us a brief into to Stirling and then gives a screencast demo of a security compromise within an organization which has a Forefront Stirling infrastructure.  The breakdown of the scenario is as follows: User “Don” browses to a phishing site and installs a program Hacker…


Forefront Client Security wins VB100 award for Windows Server 2008 anti-malware

Good news: Virus Bulletin magazine has awarded Forefront Client Security another “VB100” award, this time for its anti-malware performance on the Windows Server 2008 platform.  Virus Bulletin regularly does (very) intensive testing and evaluation of security products.  The publication’s testing team put 24 anti-malware products to the test on Windows Server 2008, and only 16…


Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.”  Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. Forrester placed a lot of emphasis on different access control scenarios…