Forefront Server Security Management Console Available for Trial

I’m Silver Sun, a Program Manager on the Forefront Server Security products team located in Shanghai, China. Our team is really glad to announce that the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) is now available here for free evaluation. FSSMC is the successor to Antigen Enterprise Manager (AEM) and includes lots of new features and improved performance, scalability and stability. What…


Announcing the Microsoft Forefront Technology Adoption Program

Can you believe it!? We have just shipped our first Forefront Service Packs and now the team is ramping up a Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for our next major release. The next version of the Forefront Server Security products will be bigger and better than previous versions, and so will the TAP. This Microsoft Forefront…


Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 is Now Available!

Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 was released on November 29, 2007!! (Download here.) If you are looking forward to installing Exchange 2007 SP1 and are currently using Forefront Security for Exchange Server with then please download and upgrade to Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 before upgrading to Exchange 2007…


File Filtering – File Type versus File Extension

My name is Holly Kipp and I’m a Security Support Engineer on the Antigen/Forefront Server Security team in New York. I’ve worked with Antigen for seven years and some of the most frequently asked questions from clients are about the difference between filtering files by type and by extension. I’m going to use Forefront Security…


Working at Microsoft in Long Island

Hello, my name is Roger Simonson. I am the Community Program Manager for Forefront Server Security. I have been in the team for about a 1.5 years and I wanted to share our environment with you. Geographically speaking, when Microsoft software development is mentioned to someone who works in the computer industry, they typically think…


Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Beta 2

    Today, Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 was released offering features enhancements such as support for Windows Server 2008, enhanced integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and improved mobile device management and security.  Exchange Server 2007 SP1 also includes features that enhance the user experience in Outlook Web Access, provide greater functionality…


Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 1 Available Now!

We are very happy to announce that Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 1 shipped on July 31st and is available in the 11 supported languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian).    Forefront Security for SharePoint with SP1 provides an improved user experience around…


Determining Inbound and Outbound Mail Flow

Hello. My name is Anthony and I am a tester working on Forefront at the Long Island facility. I was asked to write a little bit about mail direction. Before I started working on this product I guess I didn’t think very much about what direction an email was flowing. As it turns out, the…


Antivirus Signature Delivery for FSS

We distribute the Microsoft Antimalware engine and partner with 7 Engine Vendors from around the world to provide maximum antivirus coverage. Each of those partners is continually generating signatures to mitigate new viruses. We make sure those signature updates are available to our Customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Our goal…


Mailbox Performance with FSS

My name is Ryan McGrath and I am a PSS Security Engineer for Microsoft.  For the past year I’ve worked exclusively with the Forefront products in their Beta phase working directly with the TAP/ RDP customers and the Product Development group here on Long Island, NY.  Working in the TAP program has given me the…