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.


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…


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…


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


Action by Dec 1 – keep your protection current!

A reminder from the Forefront Server Security blog. As we announced on July 1, 2009, Microsoft is revising its engine mix on Dec. 1, 2009 for the Forefront and Antigen products.  This change will allow customers to utilize a set of engines that help optimize detection, while also allowing us to invest in new areas for…


Steve Ballmer on The New Efficiency

Making business decisions regarding IT investment is tougher than ever. To help, today Microsoft hosted a special VIP Business Leadership Roundtable event.  CEO Steve Ballmer and moderator Robert Youngjohns, President of the Microsoft US Subsidiary, discussed major trends in the new role of technology in the workplace.  Ballmer and Youngjohns were joined by a panel…


Analyst: The market impact of security/identity integration

Analyst Jon Oltsik of the Enterprise Strategy Group writes a column for Network World called “Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets.”  Last week he penned an interesting piece titled “The market impact of security/identity integration.”   In the article Oltsik describes how governance, compliance and new electronic business processes are driving more alignment of security policy with users, roles…


Business Ready Security news at WPC

This week in New Orleans Microsoft is hosting its annual Worldwide Partner Conference.  We made several announcements today at the conference about our identity and security solutions.  This news is part of our Business Ready Security strategy to help both partners and customers 1) protect everywhere and access anywhere, 2) integrate and extend security across…


The multi-engine advantage…and updates

Today we posted a white paper about the Microsoft antimalware engine strategy and changes beginning December 1, 2009.  A summary is below – read the full document for a complete overview. Forefront server security products – such as Forefront Secrurity for Exchange, Forefront Security for Sharepoint and Forefront Security for Office Communications Server  incorporate a multi-engine…