Good afternoon all my Forefront protectors!
Thank you for coming to the webcast and thank you to Keith Combs for helping out with the Q/A! Here are the questions from the webcast, please comment if you need more information.
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TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Forefront Security for Exchange Server
Question: Is Forefront a new Sybari/Antigen
Answer: All of the acquisitions we’ve made are under the Forefront brand now, so yes.
Question: Is there or do you have plans for smaller scale solutions. ie: small business server installations
Answer: I would imagine the SBS dev team is looking at some of this for their next release, but I don’t know for sure.
Question: Can forefront be installed on an exchange server or does it require a dedicated server?
Answer: It can be installed on the same server, it does not require a separate server.
Question: Where can I find some sample VPC’s to test Forefront?
Answer: Microsoft Forefront and System Center Demonstration Toolkit
Question: Does Forefront need to be installed on all Exchange roles or just the one with Hub Transport?
Answer: You can use Forefront for Exchange at the edge, hub transport and mailbox servers. If you scan a message at the hub, it is marked so the mailbox server does not need to rescan it.
Question: What’s about FSSMC (management console) we are using Antigen 9.0 we are still waiting since month a Enterprise management console, when will the console be released?
Answer: I don’t think we have that information
Question: Where can we find the best practices on Forefront for Exchange?
Answer: Take a look here: Forefront Server Security White Papers
. Question: How can a virus outbreak be detected?
Answer: ForeFront does this and reports it near real time. System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also bubble alerts very quickly.
Question: how many malware signatures does forefront recognize as of today..?
Answer: You can get that from the actual engines themselves.
Question: How can we deploy settings to multiples servers?
Answer: You can create templates and use them to roll out multiple servers.