More customers choose Forefront Security for SharePoint to secure SharePoint installations

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP) continued to gain enterprise momentum at the SharePoint Conference in Seattle this week, as Microsoft announced that FSSP is the overwhelming leader in securing SharePoint, with a market share of over 35 percent. Interest in FSSP is surging as companies look to secure and manage the proliferation of the popular SharePoint servers on corporate networks.    


At the conference, FSSP customers reinforced why they are choosing Forefront to secure their SharePoint environments – comprehensive protection with ease of use for secure collaboration. Suzanne Gordon, CIO at SAS software said, “Our SharePoint servers are mission critical, so we wanted a highly robust, yet easy-to-deploy solution for securing our company and customers’ information. We’ve been very pleased with the performance of Forefront Security for SharePoint, which is both highly effective with its multiple scanning engines, as well as scalable and seamlessly integrated into our intranet and extranet SharePoint collaboration deployments.”


Forefront Security for SharePoint is an on-premise solution that provides comprehensive protection for SharePoint document libraries. Customers, who purchase Forefront Security for SharePoint with SP1 to protect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0, are also licensed to use Antigen for SharePoint to protect Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 collaboration environments.


Forefront Security for SharePoint integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading vendors and content controls to help businesses protect their Microsoft SharePoint collaboration environments. FSSP prevents malware from being spread via SharePoint document libraries – deleting infected documents and providing file and keyword filtering capabilities to block documents containing inappropriate content and confidential information.  The soon to be released Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 2 will provide Windows Server 2008 support and include pre-populated keyword lists in 11 languages, enabling companies to block documents containing profanity and racial and sexual discrimination.


Customers can view an online demonstration, or download a 120-day trial version here.