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   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 +…


"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.


The 5 Steps to More Secure Collaboration

Today we released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, which makes it a good time to talk about secure business collaboration. It is clear that collaboration drives the modern enterprise.  Sharing documents and applications within the company, from the remote office, with trusted partners and customers, into the cloud, etc….


Update on Forefront security management

As enterprise IT evolves, Microsoft continues to evolve its Forefront security management strategy.  In order to best help customers simplify the security experience and manage compliance, we are aligning security management with systems and application management. As part of this strategy, Forefront Protection Manager (FPM) will not be released to market.  Instead, multi-server management for Forefront…


FIM customers speak out at the RSA Conference

Security blog Security Squared just posted an in-depth piece about how First American Title is using FIM for identity management of 13,000+ employees.  The author met with First American’s Cameron Cosgrove and Scott Weir yesterday, here at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.  Here’s the full text. Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager User Cuts Costs, Improves…


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…


We’re listening: Sending support requests from FOPE

With the new 10.1 version of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers can submit technical support requests directly from the FOPE Admin Center site. Support requests are typically responded to in less than 24 hours, depending on severity level.  For details, see the New Features Guide and the 10.1 Admin Center Guide. Customers have three…


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…


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…


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…