Forefront is all about protecting network resources from every angle. Microsoft Forefront delivers comprehensive, end-to-end solutions. This includes desktop protection, server protection, identity protection, spam filtering, and protection in the cloud.
In relation to Office 365, Forefront is administered via the Office 365 Portal and the cloud hosted version of Forefront is referred to as FOPE.
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a single solution, because it is built on System Center Configuration Manager 2007. That means in many cases you can use your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage your endpoint protection. This shared infrastructure reduces costs and provides you with improved visibility and control over the risks associated with client systems.
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server provides fast and effective detection of viruses, worms, spyware and spam by integrating multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners. Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server also integrates with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange to provide the comprehensive defense-in-depth benefits of hosted and on-premises filtering and content filtering to prevent out-of-policy content from entering or leaving your network.
Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint helps prevent you from uploading or downloading documents containing malware, out-of-policy content, or sensitive information to SharePoint libraries. It combines multiple anti-malware scanning engines from industry-leading security partners with file and keyword filtering to provide comprehensive protection against the latest threats.
Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) helps protect your businesses? inbound and outbound e-mail from spam, viruses, phishing scams, and e-mail policy violations. FOPE provides you with a layer of protection features deployed across a global network of secure data centers. The hosted online services model requires no hardware or software installation and provides you with a predictable payment schedule through a subscription-based service.
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Delivers a comprehensive solution for managing identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments.
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG) delivers comprehensive, secure remote access to corporate resources for employees, partners, and vendors on both managed and unmanaged PCs and mobile devices. Utilizing a combination of connectivity options, ranging from SSL VPN to Direct Access, as well as built in configurations and policies, Forefront UAG provides centralized and easy management of your organization’s complete anywhere access offering.
|Cloud Computing||SLA||SharePoint Online||Office 365 Portal|
|Lync Online||Federation||FOPE||Office Pro Plus|
|Blacklists||Service Health||Provisioning||Dial-In Conferencing|
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