Please let us know about how you use email security solutions in your workplace

Hello everyone, The Microsoft Forefront team is currently conducting a survey and would like to hear your opinions about email security, especially how you use email security solutions in your organization. We would appreciate it if you would take the time to respond to this survey.  This information will help us improve Forefront Protection for Exchange….


RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HOTFIX ROLLUP 2 for FOREFRONT PROTECTION FOR EXCHANGE

On behalf of the Security team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft’s Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange.   On November 30th Microsoft shipped Hotfix Rollup 2 for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange to provide a series of product enhancements and new features.   For a complete…


Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Update

My name is Andrew Schiano, and I work in Test for the Forefront Protection team. I would like to tell you a little bit about the soon-to-be released Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC). FPSMC provides centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) servers…


Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine.  This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first…


Forefront Server Protection RSS feeds are now available!

Hello,   I’d like to take a moment and encourage each of you to check out Microsoft’s latest efforts to save you support costs and time.   Introducing Forefront Server RSS feeds:   Forefront Server RSS Feeds   By subscribing to our Forefront Server RSS feed, you allow Microsoft to give you the answers without having…


Information about the virus Worm:Win32/VB.WF

Customers have been asking about how to best defend against the new e-mail virus Worm:Win32/VB.WF. This virus uses a link in the message body that looks like a link to a PDF file but is actually a link to a *.scr file. When you click the link, it begins sending e-mails using the GAL or contacts. (Information…


Microsoft Forefront Protection Server Script Kit now available for download

We’re excited to announce that a new solution for multi-server management of Forefront Server Protection products is now available for download! The Microsoft® Forefront® Protection Server Script Kit provides multi-server management for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint®. In addition to the ability to manage multiple Forefront servers from a…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange in-depth overview presentation

I just watched a great in depth video presentation of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) by Alex Nikolayev that he gave as part of a Forefront Virtual Event. Alex discusses the new features of FPE and gives a tour of the major features, with a special emphasis on the new spam filtering options. Alex also touches on…


Manually updating engines and definitions in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and SharePoint

Hello,   We get quite a few calls from administrators who ask if they can manually update their Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint scan engines.  Well, the short answer is yes, but the long answer is a bit longer, so in order to provide guidance to those…