Lost your laptop at the airport? You’re not alone!

Came across this interesting article in ComputerWorld that says that in the US alone, more than 10,000 laptops go missing every week! I’ll be watching mine closely whilst I’m travelling in July – I recommend you do the same.  The funny thing in the article is that most people are too ashamed to report that…


Vista UAC helps to stop rootkits

An interesting article in TechWorld last week about how UAC – which is the Marmite of Vista features (you either love it or you hate it) – is very effective for stopping rootkits (bad bad things) from installing on your PC.  It even beats some of the other products out there on the market that…


Focus on your business, not IT Security

The Smart Business Newsletter is full of useful tidbits this month!  I’ve been having internal conversations with people at Microsoft arguing that small businesses can have mature IT practices and fit on the IO model – in addition to using Small Business Server or Essential Business Server, here’s another example… How to stop worrying about…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

The Windows Server 2008 Security Guide is now out – essential reading this.  Go download. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc264463.aspx


Video demo of NAP + Forefront

Spotted this little gem on the Enterprise Networking Group at Microsoft which shows off the combined power of Windows Server 2008’s NAP (Network Access Protection) and Forefront Client Security – very nice!  Get more details here: http://blogs.technet.com/nap/archive/2008/02/22/exclusive-nap-forefront-client-security-fcs.aspx Video: NAP Video Blog: NAP Forefront Client Security


Forefront for Exchange on SBS 2003

I received a question today on whether you can run Forefront for Exhchange on SBS 2003.  Turns out it’s tested: “Whilst Microsoft haven’t yet made any public statements about the Forefront server Products – we can confirm that Microsoft Antigen 9.0 has been successfully tested on the SBS build of Exchange Server 2003. The SBS…


Microsoft Forefront Partner Technical Airlift

Does your organization design, deploy, customize, or support security solutions for business customers? Are you looking for security technologies that can provide comprehensive protection, simplified administration, and efficient integration with your customers’ existing infrastructure? If you answered ‘yes’, then the Microsoft Forefront Partner Technical Airlift is for you! Don’t miss the chance to: · Learn…


Forefront Edge and System Center VPC for download

Matt passed this link on to me today and thought it might be useful to help understand and demonstrate the capabilities in our Edge security offering.  In particular Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) which provides secure access to company applications and resources wherever you are connected to the internet. Here’s what you get: Secure Remote Access…


Stop hackers from getting on your Wireless network

In the UK we have this scheme called Get Safe Online that encourages people to take care of their security and privacy on the internet.  Microsoft is one of the founding partners and some of the features in Windows Vista like Network Awareness goes along way to making it simple for users to make themselves…