Microsoft Concentrates on Server-Based Security

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 22, 2010


Microsoft has said it will drop its standalone PC protection product in order to concentrate on server-based security and management software and hosted services. According to this report on The Register, instead of existing as a stand-alone product, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 will be incorporated as a component of System Center Configuration Manager.


Microsoft will not release its standalone PC Forefront Protection Manager. Instead, the company will focus on multi-server management.

"Redmond promised to offer extra management functionality to customers of these enterprise server security products at no extra charge during the second half of this year. This was presumably to build loyalty in the user base before sales people at the likes of CA and Trend Micro attempt to encourage users to defect.

"Instead of existing as a stand-alone product, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 will be incorporated as a component of System Center Configuration Manager. 'This will allow customers to configure, patch, and protect their desktops and laptops with the same infrastructure, delivering comprehensive security with greater efficiency,' the Forefront blog post further explained."

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