Forefront Product Cull

Microsoft are discontinuing a number of their Forefront security products:

  • Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE)
  • Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP)
  • Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS)
  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG)
  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services (TMG WPS)
  • There will be no further releases of these products and “Forefront Online Protection for Exchange” AKA “FOPE” will, from the next release be known as, “Exchange Online Protection”.

    Additionally, “basic malware protection” is being added to Exchange 2013, although this can be “easily turned off, replaced, or paired with other services”.

    Both Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) & Unified Access Gateway (UAG) are continuing to be actively developed.

    The full Microsoft post is here:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx

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