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…


Migrating from Forefront Security for Exchange Server to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Hey Folks,   As you start looking at the new release of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and consider deploying it in your Exchange environment, you will need to know about migrating from previous versions of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE).   There is no direct upgrade from FSE to FPE, but we…


How do I disable these engine end-of-life notifications I am receiving from Antigen and Forefront?

Many of you may have noticed warning notifications about the upcoming end-of-life date for several antivirus engines and the Spamcure antispam engine being generated by Antigen and Forefront Server Security.  These notifications are intended to ensure that you take the appropriate steps to keep your antivirus and antispam protection up to date when these engines…


Forefront Server Protection and Support for Windows 2008 R2

We have been receiving questions about our support for Windows Server 2008 R2, so we would like to clarify the information about our support for the release. The following products are designed to be compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2:   ·         Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE)Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server…


Migrating from Antigen 8 Products to Antigen 9 or Forefront Products

Because Antigen 8 for Exchange and Antigen 8 for SMTP Gateways are reaching their “End of Life” date on December 31, 2009, you will need to migrate to Antigen 9 or the appropriate Forefront product if you are currently running either of these products.  Additionally, the Antigen 8 for IM and Antigen 8 for SharePoint…


Backscatter protection: how to do it with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Backscatter is a problem that has been known to the messaging community for a long time.  In essence, backscatter is a DSN (Delivery Status Notification) delivered to a recipient who never sent the original mail in the first place.  While the DSN itself is perfectly legitimate and valid notification initiated by a reputable MTA, it…


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…


Announcing the Release Candidate of Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server

Today, we are excited to announce the release of our Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server RC (FSE) build for use with Exchange 2007 SP1 and Exchange 2010.  FSE provides industry leading antimalware protection by simultaneously using up to 5 individual antimalware engines.  Protection is provided for both viruses and spyware. Protection is provided by…