Microsoft Support Policy for Antigen 9.0 and Forefront Security for Exchange Server Installed on Third-party Clusters

Recently, customers have been asking whether Microsoft supports Antigen 9.0 and Forefront Security for Exchange Server on third-party clusters (meaning non-Microsoft Cluster Service clusters). The following blog describes Microsoft’s official support policy for Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange and Forefront Security for Exchange Server running on non-Microsoft clusters.   Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) supports…


RSA 2009 – Show Notes

Hello. This is Jim Molini from the Forefront Server team and it’s that time of year again.  The Forefront team is at RSA 2009 and people are asking about the new Forefront Security line.  After two days of meeting with customers we are seeing lots of interest in integrated security and the new features being…


New documentation for FSE and FSSP beta 2 releases

Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta 2 release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP). Each product contains new features and abilities that will make it easier to protect your environment.   Each of the areas of our documentation (Deployment Guide, Operations Guide, Technical Reference, and Troubleshooting Guide)…


Introducing Forefront Security for Exchange Beta 2 Antispam Technologies

Hi, my name is Alex Nikolayev and you might remember me for my previous work with Exchange server Transport.  Having an unconditional love for Transport, I moved to Forefront Server Security team to help with delivering cool new features to protect it from all sorts of malware (spam included).  Over the years, talking about the…


Announcing the beta 2 public release of Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server

Hello.  My name is Mitch Hall, and I am a program manager on the Forefront Server Security team.  Today, we are proud to announce the release of Forefront Security 2010 for Exchange Server Beta 2 (FSE), which can be used with  Exchange 2007 SP1 and Exchange 2010 beta 1.  FSE provides industry leading antimalware protection by simultaneously using…


Norman Engine 5.93.8 Released

A new version of the Norman engine was released through the Forefront Server Security Rapid Update system on March 26, 2009. The Norman update package was made available for download at approximately 8:30 am EST on that day.   Release Details This is the first new Norman engine release since we rolled back the 5.93.6.0…


Other blogs and content of interest for FSS users

Hey folks,   I am a member of the FSS User Assistance (UA) team. To stay current with our products and related technologies, I read blogs and other online technology sites to keep up with new technologies, tips, and general info about security, messaging, and collaboration. I thought I would share some information about some…


Update on the recent Norman antivirus engine issue

Hello, my name is Molly Gilmore and I’m a program manager on the Forefront Security Rapid Response Engineering team. I work closely with our antivirus engine partners on support and technical integration issues. Others on the team and I have been working closely with the Norman engineering team to resolve some of the issues reported…


The End of Life for the CA InoculateIT AV Engine

Hello everyone.  I wanted to remind Antigen and FSE/FSSP users that the engine and definition updates for the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine will end on September 29th, 2008.   On January 16th, 2007, the Computer Associates (CA) InoculateIT engine was combined with the Computer Associates VET engine.  Since the engines were merged, Microsoft has…


Danny Popper talks about the new Forefront beta preview

  Hey everyone, My name is Danny Popper, and I’m a Program Manager for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server.  On Wednesday, Brett (our Product Unit Manager) blogged about our brand new beta release of two Forefront Server Security products – Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP).  Brett talked…