Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2. The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the…


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…


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…


Antigen 8.0 End-of-life

I wanted to take the opportunity to remind all customers using Antigen for Exchange 8.0 and Antigen for SMTP Gateways 8.0 that the end-of-life date for these products is creeping closer.  As of Dec. 31, 2009, these Antigen 8.0 products will no longer be supported, and will no longer receive any engine updates.  We encourage…


Prepare now for an upcoming change in Kaspersky Antivirus Technology

Hi, this is Gary Hauck from the Forefront Rapid Response Engineering Services team.  My team is responsible for providing engine and definition update packages for the Forefront Server and Antigen products.  I am writing today to inform you of an upcoming change to the Kaspersky Antivirus engine and the important action that many of you will…


Downloading antivirus definition updates from a content distribution network

Hello –this is Kelly Borndale, a PM from the Forefront Services/Ops Team!   Due to growing threats, the size of files downloaded within the antivirus engine definition update packages has grown over time (previously mentioned here).  In order to get definition updates to Antigen and Forefront Server products as efficiently as possible, we have begun…