Business Ready Security at WPC 2009

This week in New Orleans, Microsoft is hosting the annual Worldwide Partner Conference where  Microsoft made several identity and security announcements as part of their Business Ready Security strategy including the following:   o   Forefront codename “Stirling” – the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS)…. Read more

Microsoft announces official name for “Geneva”

Today, at the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft announced the official name for Microsoft “Geneva” the upcoming open platform enabling simplified user access and single sign-on for cloud and on-premises applications:   Official name for “Geneva” ·         Active Directory Federation Services  –  formerly known as “Geneva” Server ·         Windows Identity Foundation –… Read more

Core Infrastructure at WPC 2009

Today begins Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, and there’s a lot of buzz around what partners can look forward to in the coming year.   Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Infrastructure Server Marketing, will be giving updates on some of the upcoming innovations and partner opportunities coming out of Core Infrastructure… Read more

Microsoft Announces Business Ready Security for Enterprises

Today, the Identity and Security Business Group unveiled its Business Ready Security strategy and disclosed product and service updates, including the introduction of Forefront Online Security for Exchange, “Stirling” beta 2 availability and expansion of the Forefront brand.  We are also announcing a broad group of companies supporting and extending the capabilities of Forefront “Stirling.”… Read more

Schedule Update for Forefront “Stirling”

Today Microsoft announced an update on release timing for Forefront code name “Stirling,” an integrated security suite that combines the next-generation Forefront solutions for endpoint, messaging and collaboration, and network protection with a central management console for easy administration and enterprise-wide visibility. Microsoft will begin the release of the “Stirling” security suite with the delivery of Forefront Server Security for… Read more

RTM of Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server

Today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS). Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 environments by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. FSOCS also helps reduce corporate liability by… 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

Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.”  Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. For more information please visit the Forefront Team blog and Windows… Read more