Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: Resource Digest

With the recent announcement of the release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, we published a bevy of resources through different channels to prepare the way and bring you up to speed. In the interests of providing the community—our readers—a quick-and-easy way to access these resources, we’ve compiled a digest of items for your handy reference….

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Announcing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010!

We are extremely excited to announce that Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) has released to manufacturing!  Customers can access the RTM release on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) starting Jan. 1, 2011 — or try the evaluation version immediately.    This is our first – and very significant – step in making the…

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Now Available: Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1

We are pleased to announce the release of Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP1, which includes key updates to the product, including: enhanced DirectAccess deployment and operation, improved monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as enhancements to publishing scenarios.  Trial bits can be downloaded here.  In addition, you can view additional details on TechNet to find…

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What Customers are saying about FEP

We’re just back from TechEd in Berlin where Brad Anderson announced the release candidate for Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 during his keynote. During the session, Brad highlighted one of the key focus areas in this release – the convergence of security and management. FEP 2010 is deployed, configured, managed, updated, and reported on through…

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Discover New Efficiencies with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 shipped today and is now available for download here.  FEP was built on Configuration Manager 2007 (R2 and R3 supported), so anyone with Configuration Manager deployed now has the unique ability to deliver desktop security on your existing infrastructure. Find out more on the System Center team…

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One step closer to convergence: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Release Candidate now available

Today in Berlin at TechEd Europe Microsoft vice president Brad Anderson announced that the Release Candidate of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 is now available for download and we are on track to release to manufacturing by the end of 2010! Built on System Center Configuration Manager R2 and R3, FEP gives customers the ability…

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Microsoft acquires AVIcode Inc. to extend application management to the cloud

Today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of AVICode, Inc., a market leader in application performance monitoring and diagnostics of .NET applications and services. AVIcode will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft and the technology acquired will be rolled into the System Center family of products over time. As more customers move to cloud-based services, they face…

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Identity Lifecycle Manager wins GOLD in Information Security Awards

This month, Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 beat out IBM and RSA for Information Security Magazine’s 5th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, taking first place for the Identity and Access Management category.  Readers gave it solid marks across the board, particularly for ease of use, integration with associated products and comprehensive and flexible reports.  You may already…

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Converging Endpoint Security and Management: Say hello to Forefront Endpoint Protection

Today the team delivered the anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers.  The successor of Forefront Client Security is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. The end result? Customers will save capital costs on…

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Available right now: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Service Pack 1

Released last December, TMG is the next generation of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006.  It is a secure web gateway that allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats.  TMG provides multiple layers of continuously updated protections against the latest Web-based threats, including URL filtering,…

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