February 21, 2013 News Thursday: Windows Azure Helps Customer After an Earthquake and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger   Windows Azure Helps Bring Customer Back Online Amid Crisis When disaster struck the picturesque nation of Costa Rica in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in September 2012, the population was in shock and the nation’s infrastructure was damaged. The website of Teletica, one of the nation’s largest and most… Read more

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 public beta announced

Today Microsoft announced the eagerly anticipated Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) public beta to customers. The successor of Forefront Client Security, FEP 2010 is built on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. Customers can download the beta now, and… Read more

Microsoft announces release of Forefront TMG and UAG 2010

Today Microsoft announced the releases of two new solutions: Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG).   Forefront TMG and UAG 2010, the latest progress in Microsoft’s Business Ready Security strategy, address two growing endpoint security challenges: TMG helps companies provide safe employee web browsing, in part through use… Read more

Microsoft Helps Protect Organizations from Web-based Threats

The Web is simultaneously becoming more important and more dangerous to businesses.  Today Microsoft released Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Beta 2 for download.  Forefront TMG, the successor to ISA Server, helps organizations take full advantage of business benefits presented by the Web by keeping malware out and controlling employee Web usage.   Check out… Read more

Microsoft and RSA announce their plans to expand an existing partnership

Today, RSA, the security division of EMC, and Microsoft Corp. announced their plans to expand an existing partnership that will offer companies a better way to protect their sensitive information and share it in a secure manner. The partnership will take advantage of resources and technology from both Microsoft and RSA, offering their joint customers… Read more

Expanded Technology Partnership announcement from Microsoft and RSA today at 8 a.m. PST

Today, Microsoft Corporation and RSA, the security division of EMC, will announce an expanded technology partnership and a new comprehensive approach to help secure joint customer’s sensitive data with information protection & data loss prevention technology.   If you’re interested in learning more about this news, join us for the 1-hour teleconference with JG Chirapurath,… Read more

Microsoft Online Services solution that will provide IT Management and Security Capabilities for Businesses

As part of yesterday’s announcement of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online availability in the U.S., Microsoft also announced that it is planning to offer a Microsoft Online Services solution that will provide IT management and security capabilities for businesses.  Slated for delivery in calendar year 2010, these new offerings will enable IT managers to secure… Read more

Microsoft announces its next-generation secure remote access solution and an enhanced SharePoint Optimizer

During Interop Las Vegas, Microsoft announced its next-generation secure remote access gateway product, Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), available in the first half of 2009. Forefront Unified Access Gateway is the evolution of Microsoft’s current solution, Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG 2007).  UAG will bring new features and functionality to make remote access easier than ever… Read more

IDC Study: Microsoft security partner programs succeed in making partners more profitable

IDC and Microsoft released, today, a study that shows that the Microsoft Partner Program is enabling security partners to be more successful compared to programs from other vendors. The study finds that partners participating in Microsoft’s SSA and SSC programs experience over one-third higher profit margins, three times more revenue growth, one to four points… Read more

Exchange Server SP1 and Forefront Security for Exchange SP1 Released

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be available to customers on Thursday, November 29th. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features anticipated enhancements such as support for Windows Server 2008, better integration with Office Communications Server 2007 and improved mobile device security and management.   Additionally, the final release of Forefront Security for Exchange… Read more