Next-gen Microsoft Forefront security products get final names, pricing

Summary:Forefront codename “Stirling” - the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS), the team announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.

Forefront codename “Stirling” - the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS), the team announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.

FPS includes all of the products in the existing suite, plus the Forefront Protection Manager (formerly known as the “Stirling” management console) and the Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service.

According to a new posting to the Forefront Team Blog:

"FPS pricing will remain the same as the current Forefront Security Suite and all of the component solutions will continue to be licensed on a subscription basis.  hey will also be available independently, with Forefront Protection Manager included. (Note that the Forefront Threat Management Gateway license is sold separately on a per processor basis.) "

A bunch of the point products in FPS are getting new names today, too.

* Forefront Client Security becomes Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 * Forefront Security for Exchange Server becomes Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server * Forefront Security for SharePoint becomes Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint * Forefront Online Security for Exchange becomes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange * Next generation of ISA Server 2006 becomes Forefront Threat management Gateway Web Security Service

Microsoft is planning to ship the FPS suite and individual products gradually, rolling them out between the end of 2009 and the first half of 2010.

In other naming news, Microsoft has said "Geneva," the next version of Active Directory Federation Services, will be known as Active Directory Federation Services (no surprise there). The Geneva Framework will be known as Windows Identity Foundation.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Collaboration, Microsoft, Security, Software

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