We are proud to announce the release of Forefront Security 2010 for SharePoint Beta 2 (FSSP).
· FSSP provides industry leading antimalware protection by simultaneously using up to 5 individual antimalware engines. Protection is provided for both viruses and spyware. Protection is also provided by 3 separate types of scanning processes: Realtime, Scheduled, and On-demand. Each type of scan can be configured to use a different set of engines, providing a balance of protection and performance.
· FSSP’s new UI delivers monitoring, configuration, and management capabilities. The monitoring section provides a dashboard displaying the individual engine status information. It also includes incidents and quarantine management screens. The monitoring section also provides for the configuration of incident and event notifications. The tasks section provides the ability to scan individual sites or site collections. The Protection Settings panel allows the configuration of the scan processes. There is also a section for building file and keyword filters. Finally, it contains sections for scan and engine update settings.
· FSSP’s UI is built on top of a fully scriptable PowerShell interface. This interface provides access to the full range of management capabilities through a programmatic interface. This interface can be leveraged for interactive use through the Forefront PowerShell console or programmatically though PowerShell scripting or other .Net based programming language. Common tasks can be automated and integration can be achieved through this flexible interface.
The central management console in the “Stirling” suite provides central management of client and server protection technologies through a unified interface.The management console allows administrators to create security policies that can be applied to different groups of clients and servers. Multiple policies can be created and associated with a group of nodes. This allows the administrator to create different policies settings for different server farms.
The Stirling user interface provides a dashboard view that shows Protection Status, Policy Status, and security risk views. Stirling’s centralized data includes statistics, incidents, and quarantine for all nodes under management. This allows for the centralized management of incidents and quarantine across an enterprise.
Forefront Security 2010 for SharePoint Server Beta 2 release is a great milestone in our commitment to deliver industry leading malware and filtering protection with an integrated management experience.
Beta 2 Downloads of FSSP and other Forefront beta products are available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=65BD5F8A-D94C-457A-9F88-2046597130E1&displaylang=en
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