"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.


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…


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…


VB100 for FCS and MSE

Forefront Client Security received its 11th consecutive VB100 award for the December 2009 Edition of Virus Bulletin.  Microsoft Security Essentials for consumers received its first VB100 award for its very first submission.  In order to be awarded the VB100, a product must detect 100% of the “WildList” malware samples and not have any false positives…


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…


Follow Forefront on Twitter

If you are a Twitter fan, be sure to follow us at https://twitter.com/MS_Forefront !  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


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server launches

Today at the TechEd Europe conference, in conjunction with the launch of Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft launched Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.  The product and evaluation software is available now. Part of our Business Ready Security strategy, Forefront Protection for Exchange (FPE) offers multiple anti-malware engines for 38 times faster detection than single engine…


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…


Direct Access and UAG video – Deep dive with a Program Manager

Ben Bernstein and Stephen Bowie tell us what the value is for Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) with Direct Access (DA). After this, we do a whiteboard of UAG + DA architecture, including explaining how it works with multiple UAG servers. Here’s how the rest of the interview breaks down: How UAG supports legacy IPv4…