Introducing the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) Best Practices Analyzer, as well as a rules updates for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) Best Practices Analyzer

Last week, the Forefront Server Protection team had two releases of note for our Best Practices Analyzer (BPA). A BPA from Microsoft is generally released alongside server software to help you ensure that you configure the software properly. When we released FPSP earlier this month, we also released a BPA to accompany it. Our BPA…


Introducing the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server capacity planning tool

Hello. My name is Frank Trujillo, and I want to inform everyone that the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) capacity planning tool is now available. As in the previous version of the tool, it is Excel-based and provides a workflow that makes hardware recommendations based on your preferred security configuration and desired environment. …


New Multi-server Management for FPE and FPSP

Microsoft recently released an update on the evolution of the Forefront security management strategy, which will help Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) customers streamline how messaging and collaboration security is managed across the enterprise.    As part of this strategy, we will be releasing a service pack…


How to Use Forefront Server Protection Documentation

Hi, my name is Scott Floman, and I’m a technical writer in the Forefront server protection Information Experience (iX) group. I want to again share with you some information about the documentation we have available, which docs are useful for what purposes, and where to find them.   We deliver our content in several ways,…


Forefront Server Protection TechNet Library content refresh

Hi, my name is Suzanne and I am a technical writer in the Forefront Server Protection Information Experience (iX) group here in Hauppauge, New York. I want to tell you about the recent updates we made in our TechNet Library. For Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), a new planning and architecture section, Maximizing…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 14 and RBAC

Forefront Protection for Exchange Server 11.0 (FPE 11.0) is the first version of Forefront that can interact with the new Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) capabilities in Microsoft Exchange 14.0 (E14).   The steps involved in integrating an FPE machine into E14 RBAC are:   a)      During an E14 install, the role group RoleGroupHygieneManagement is created…


Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments

Hey Folks,   A Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) user asked us a question recently about using the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) to manage clustered Exchange servers.  He was confused by our guidance that says the FSSMC can be used to manage clustered servers, but it cannot be installed on a clustered…


The survey results are in!

We recently conducted a survey on the FSS Blog asking your opinions of your current Exchange antimalware solution. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey and share some of the results. We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide your valuable feedback, and I can assure you that your opinions…


Rollup 1 Now Available for Both Forefront Security for Exchange SP2 and Forefront Security for SharePoint SP3!

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, we are pleased to announce the release of the two latest Hotfix Rollups for our Exchange and SharePoint server security products. On February 15th 2010 we shipped Hotfix Rollup 1 for Service Pack 2 for Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Hotfix Rollup 1 for…