Security news from Microsoft’s Tech-Ed conference

Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft Corp., today kicked off the 15th annual Microsoft Tech-Ed conference by detailing the company’s strategy for Dynamic IT for the People-Ready Business (Dynamic IT).

Related to the computer security field, Microsoft continues to drive deeper integration between its security and management solutions to help customers simplify the deployment, management and protection of IT environments, improve the productivity of their IT staff, and more closely align IT to the needs of their business. At Tech-Ed 2007 Microsoft announced a series of updates related to its Forefront and System Center line of products:

  • Microsoft is rolling out the road map for its next-generation business security products. Forefront codename “Stirling,” is a unified security product that helps customers reduce complexity, lower costs and improve security of their IT environment. With this solution, Microsoft becomes the first vendor to develop a single security product that integrates comprehensive protection technologies across the client, server and network edge with unified security management, configuration and reporting. “Stirling” will be initially available in a limited beta by the end of 2007.
  • As part of the product road map leading to “Stirling,” Microsoft launched the beta 2 release of Forefront Server Security Management Console, a centralized, Web-based management solution for onsite or remote administration of Forefront server security products.

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