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…


Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Release Candidate (RC) is available!

We are pleased to announce that the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) RC is available on the Microsoft Download Center at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01bfa7c6-84be-478f-8b78-6875ad71a98b This release has many performance enhancements, stress improvements, and bug fixes.  This is a stand-alone release and cannot be managed with Forefront Protection Manager. The Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint RTM standalone will ship…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and 32-bit vs. 64-bit

Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) 1 is a leading solution for securing your messaging environment. Its antimalware solution is a proven security product that has helped many customers to secure their e-mail system.   A multi-engine solution provides the maximum protection for our customers, but it also requires we take dependencies on…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) Capacity Planning Guidance v. 2

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance into Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) capacity planning regarding hardware, such as the number of processing cores, memory requirements, and when to scale up based on CPU utilization and throughput.  Performance guidelines using the capacity planning tool are provided for Exchange Server 2010 deployments….


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…


Rollup 1 for Antigen 9.0 with Service Pack 2 has been released

Please use the following link to download Rollup 1 for Antigen 9.0 with Service Pack 2.   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975355   This rollup includes solutions to issues with the Cloudmark antispam feature released in Service Pack 2.  Listed below are issues resolved with this rollup release:   ·         Rollup 1 for Antigen for Exchange version 9.0 with…


Action Required by Dec. 1, 2009: Keep your Protection Current!

As we announced on July 1, 2009, Microsoft is revising its engine mix on Dec. 1, 2009 for the Forefront and Antigen products.  This change will allow customers to utilize a set of engines that help optimize detection, while also allowing us to invest in new areas for increasing overall protection for customers.    Antimalware Protection…


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…