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,…


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 +…


"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.


FIM Webcasts!

Don’t miss these webcast opportunities to learn about Forefront Identity Manager 2010. TechNet Webcast: Forefront Identity Manager 2010: Monitoring and Troubleshooting FIM in Production (Level 300) Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 includes rich features across multiple platforms. Troubleshooting FIM requires broad domain knowledge of technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server,…


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…


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…


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…


Schedule and Strategy Update for Forefront Endpoint Protection

Today we are announcing a schedule and strategy update for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, a component of the upcoming Forefront Protection Suite (previously codenamed “Stirling.”)   We are delaying the release Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – anti-malware for Windows desktops and servers – until the second half of 2010.  Based on customer feedback and market…


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…