It looks like the Softies weren?t kidding when they said to expect Microsoft to deliver a Microsoft-managed version of nearly every one of its enterprise products.
According to sources, a new and as-still-officially-unannounced Microsoft managed service - Forefront Online - is under development. Forefront Online is going to be the business-focused equivalent of Microsoft's Live OneCare, Microsoft's all-in-one antivirus/antispyware/antiphishing/backup and restore service for consumers.
Forefront is the uber-brand for a family of Microsoft enterprise security products that handle everything from Exchange security, to firewalling. In June 2007, Micrsoft officials said they had started work on the next-generation versions of Forefront Client Security, Server Security and Edge Security and Access solutions, plus a new, unified management console for these products. This group of offerings is known as Stirling. Stirling products will be tightly integrated with one another, as well as with Active Directory and Microsoft System Center.