new-11.jpgMicrosoft Corp has now also moved into the business security solutions market by unveiling its Forefront Suite of applications. The emergence of this new product represents a key component of the company’s proactive strategy to reduce criticism and condemnation from the IT security fraternity, especially Microsoft users.

Technically, an ideal security solution is required by Microsoft users in order for them to integrate this solution into their existing infrastructure and other Microsoft products. With this security solution, Microsoft as well as users hope it can overcome the growing challenges of widespread connectivity; the constant threat of worms, spam, viruses and other attacks; fragmented solutions and operational difficulties.

The Forefront products that are currently available in the Forefront suite include the following:

Microsoft Forefront Client Security
Provides customers malware protection solution for their business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems that’s easier to manage and control.

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server
Help businesses protect their Exchange messaging environments from viruses, worms, and spam. Includes multiple-scan engines from industry-leading security firms integrated in a single solution.

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint
Help your customers protect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0 against malware and inappropriate content.

The above three products have been created to simplify deployment, configuration, management, reporting and analysis so users and administrators can have greater confidence in terms of security issues.