Statistics Data for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

We recently received a question about our on-premises protection products, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP). Question: When does performance and health data begins to accumulate? First, a little context. When you use our on-premises protection products, you are provided with statistics and health monitoring reports that…

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Find the Latest Updates for Forefront Products

This page, Updates for Microsoft Forefront and Related Technologies, contains a table that lists the latest updates for a bunch of Forefront products and legacy products, including Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.

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Understanding Spam Processing in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

We recently refreshed the Understanding spam processing documentation for FPE 2010. Our goal in writing this content was to help you better understand the inner workings of the product and how it filters spam from your messaging environment. I hope you find it helpful. 

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Forefront Training

Several TechNet webcasts were completed last month that show and explain features of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint. Here they are with their descriptions: Forefront Protection for Office: Overview (Level 200): Learn how Microsoft Forefront can help protect your customer online and on-premises Microsoft Exchange and…

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Forefront 101 – Various Forefront Products

A couple weeks ago I worked in the Microsoft booth at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. I was there answering various and sundry questions about Forefront products, and in particular, questions about Forefront Protection for Exchange. Quite a few times I was asked, “So what are all the Forefront products?”  On the following product pricing and licensing…

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Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange – Importing a List of Safe Senders

Yesterday I got a question about whether it’s possible to import a whitelist, or safe senders list, into FPE. In the FPE docs there are instructions for Creating an allowed senders filter list. You can import items into the list. See Importing items into a filter list. Added 2/10/2011: This isn’t directly related, but there is a…

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Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) 2010

Last week my group released the Forefront Protection Server Management Console. The release was the culmination of a lot of work by the feature team (dev, test, program management), the documentation team, the localization team, and the marketing folks. The console is built to help enterprises manage instances of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection…

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Botnets and Spam

Recently I’ve been doing some documentation work for Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (in the cloud) and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (on premises). This work has led me to read up more on spam: its source, how it gets around, and so on. This article, Rustock botnet responsible for 39 percent of all spam, caught my…

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Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server – New Videos

Our video guy, Micah LaNasa, has been really busy lately creating and posting new videos for the Forefront anti-spam products. Here are a few for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, which provides anti-spam, anti-malware, and anti-virus protection for organizations using Exchange. Spam Filtering in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server – Forefront Protection 2010 for…

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Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Ramp Up

This week I’ve been getting to know Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and I thought this video on TechNet Edge was really helpful. Long, but helpful. Alexander Nikolayev, program manager for FPE, walks us through how all of the anti-spam features work, including the new functionality with FPE over the previous version.  After a…

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