Microsoft is on track to begin testing a console by the end of the year that will give customers a single tool for managing all of its Forefront enterprise security products.
Code-named Stirling, the console will manage Microsoft security products for desktop clients, instant messaging servers and e-mail, as well as antispam applications and two of Microsoft’s gateway security products, said Steve Brown, director of product management for Microsoft’s security and access division. Stirling will handle the creation of security policies, configuration tasks and centralized reporting.
“What we consistently hear from customers is they’re in a lot of pain today apparently trying to do the day-to-day management of their security systems,” Brown said, at Microsoft’s IT Forum customer event in Barcelona.
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