Microsoft STB Products Recognized as Industry Winners in 2010

Looking back at 2010, the Server and Tools Business yielded numerous product announcements throughout the year. As a result, several publications have identified Server and Tools products as industry winners in annual product awards. Check out the great accomplishments STB products earned in a handful of industry awards this year: Identity Lifecycle Manager took home… Read more

Forefront in the News

The good news continues to roll in for Forefront this week.  Ars Technica and British tech publication posted articles based on the July tests conducted by independent anti-virus testing organization Virus Bulletin.  The results revealed that 12 out of 35 top security vendors failed the stringent VB100 test which pits security systems against the… Read more

Release of Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft is releasing Microsoft Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1 (SP1), which supports: ·         Agent protection on Windows Server 2008 – Server and Core ·         Server role support and protection for Windows Server 2008 (except Core, which is Client only) ·         Agent protection and server roles on Hyper-V ·         Agent protection on cluster servers… Read more

TechEd 2008 IT Pros: News and Announcements

Today at Tech Ed 2008 IT Pros in Orlando, FL Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools business at Microsoft, delivered a keynote address about how Microsoft is delivering against the Dynamic IT initiative.  To read the press release, view the keynote, and get more information about the event, visit the Tech… Read more

Forefront "Stirling" Public Beta

Today at RSA, Microsoft announced the public beta of its next-generation Forefront security solution, codenamed “Stirling.”   Forefront Stirling is designed as an integrated security system that delivers comprehensive, coordinated protection, making it easier to control, access and manage security across an organization’s IT infrastructure.   Forefront Stirling combines a central management console for security… Read more

Acquisition Strengthens Anti-Malware Solutions

Today Microsoft Corp. announced it has acquired Maryland-based Komoku Inc., a provider of advanced rootkit security detection solutions. This acquisition is another example of Microsoft’s commitment to build a rich set of security expertise to create and bring to market security technologies and products to help protect consumers through large enterprise.  With this acquisition, Microsoft… Read more

Windows Server 2008 and Forefront Client Security Deliver a “Safer Together” Solution

The Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1 and Forefront Client Security / Windows Server 2008 Network Access Protection (FCS-NAP) integration kit release date is coming up soon. As part of the Windows Server 2008 Launch Event, the integrated solution was demonstrated in Los Angeles today.   A link to the video of the integrated solution… Read more

Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, 2007

Microsoft has been placed in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report. Gartner finds that “Point products for antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) are rapidly being replaced by suites with a centralized and extensible management framework.”   Launched in June 2007, Microsoft’s Forefront Client Security provides… Read more