Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 unleashed

As previewed earlier this month, Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 has been released to manufacturing.  The evaluation software is now available here.   Part of our Business Ready Strategy, Forefront UAG enables organizations to give employees (and trusted partners and vendors) secure remote access to corporate resources.  With its focus on application intelligence and…


VB100 for FCS and MSE

Forefront Client Security received its 11th consecutive VB100 award for the December 2009 Edition of Virus Bulletin.  Microsoft Security Essentials for consumers received its first VB100 award for its very first submission.  In order to be awarded the VB100, a product must detect 100% of the “WildList” malware samples and not have any false positives…


Forefront Protection for Exchange white papers galore

We’ve published the following white papers for deploying and managing the new Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange. Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Antispam Framework This white paper discusses the new e-mail hygiene protection features available in the Forefront Protection for Exchange Server 2010 (FPE 2010), illustrates functionality available for protecting Exchange Server deployments at…


Microsoft to acquire Sentillion for improved healthcare through streamlined identity and access

Today Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group announced the acquisition of Sentillion, a company based in Andover, MA which provides healthcare industry solutions for context management, user provisioning and single sign-on (SSO).   The primary goal of the acquisition is to make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver better patient care by streamlining access to multiple…


Dark Reading, customers and analysts on TMG

Leading security news site Dark Reading reports on the release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway – including some insightful quotes: Analyst Rob Enderle:   “By focusing on the employee, Microsoft is beginning to address what I believe are some of the most vulnerable parts of the current enterprise. With this, Microsoft is beginning to transition from a…


David Cross on TMG

For more about Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, check out David Cross’ blog on the Microsoft Because It’s Everybody’s Business site.  As product unit manager, David oversaw the development and release of TMG.  He discussed the solution in-depth in a TechNet Edge video here, too. And there’s a good Edge video here about migrating from…


TechNet Edge video: Forefront TMG URL filtering with MRS

Bill Jensen, PM for TMG, dives deep into the new Microsoft Reputation Services (MRS) which is what powers the URL Filtering capabilities of Forefront Threat Management Gateway.  We spend most of the time on the whiteboard explaining how it works, how it is different from the competition, and also give a demo of how the…


New Forefront enterprise security solutions for safe, productive web surfing and remote access

Following the last month’s launch of Forefront Protection for Exchange, today we are announcing more progress for our Business Ready Security strategy with the release of two new solutions:  Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG.)   These solutions address two key endpoint security challenges.   TMG, available for evaluation…


Follow Forefront on Twitter

If you are a Twitter fan, be sure to follow us at !  Our own John “JG” Chirapurath, senior director in the MSFT Identity and Security Business Group, is leading the Forefront Tweet charge in his typically pithy way.  Come join the conversation about all things identity and security.    Joel Sider


New release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

This week we released an update to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) – our hosted service providing anti-malware and anti-spam for both on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online.  FOPE can be used as an alternative to the new Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, or in tandem with it for messaging defense-in-depth. The new release…