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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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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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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Forefront Virtual Event and Deployment Webcasts

There are some great opportunities coming up this month to learn about Forefront solutions. TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454002&Culture=en-US   Register for the Forefront Virtual event on June 23rd and 24th to hear from the product team, ask questions and see great technical demos on FEP, FIM, TMG, UAG, FPSP, FPE, FOPE, and ADRMS +…

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"Twitterview" with Dark Reading tomorrow, May 6, 2:30 pm EST

Tomorrow at 2:30 pm Eastern time, tune in via Twitter to see Kelly Higgins of Dark Reading interview  JG Chirapuarth, senior director of the Microsoft Identity and Security Business Group.  You can follow the discussion at either the Dark Reading or Forefront Twitter Account.

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Converging Endpoint Security and Management: “It just makes sense”

In October we announced the strategic decision to build Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) on System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s market-leading change and configuration management product.  Part of our Business Ready Security strategy, this approach better aligns with our customers’ desktop management and security solutions, helping them simplify deployment and reduce costs.  Chris Christiansen of analyst…

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At the RSA Conference? Don’t miss these presentations

If you are in San Francisco at the RSA Conference, be sure to visit the Microsoft booth (#1517) for these 20 minute theatre presentations: Wednesday: Better Together:  Exchange Server 2010 and the MS Forefront Secure Messaging solution:  12:40 pm Securely Collaborate with Partners and Employees Using SharePoint and Business Ready Security from MS Forefront:  1:40 pm…

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Windows IT Pro mag on TMG: "A winner."

Windows IT Pro magazine’s Russell Smith posted a positive, in-depth overview of Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, called “Quickly Respond to Threats with Forefront TMG.” The article’s intro: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 offers a dynamic response to security threats, providing a variety of security technologies such as anti-malware, firewall, and intrusion detection…

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