Microsoft recently announced the evolution of Forefront security management strategy, to help Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) customers streamline how messaging & collaboration security is managed across enterprise. “As part of this strategy, we’ll be releasing a service pack update to Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) in second half of 2010 to provide centralized management for FPE and FPSP customers at no additional cost. New features in this release will include: » Improved user interface » Support for Exchange 2010 and Database Availability Group (DAG) Clusters » Improved user experience for managing servers deployed outside of firewall. Also delivering a Forefront Server Script Kit for administrators who want to use Remote PowerShell to configure & report on multiple deployments of FPE and FPSP. This’ll allow customers to create server discovery, policy distribution, data collection, and centralized reporting scripts for use with their existing management infrastructures. The kit will be posted for free download on Solution Accelerators site when it becomes available. In the meantime, if you’re interested in getting an early look at FSSMC Service Pack, you can request to be part of Customer Advisory Group,” noted Microsoft.
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