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Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices

November 1st, 2011 No comments

We recently added a topic to the TechNet Wiki called Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices. We wanted to make available this troubleshooting and best practices content for our customers using FPSMC, which allows you to manage multiple instances of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. We hope you find it helpful. If you are a member of the TechNet wiki community, feel free to add your own FPSMC tips and tricks.

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Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices

November 1st, 2011 No comments

We recently added a topic to the TechNet Wiki called Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices. We wanted to make available this troubleshooting and best practices content for our customers using FPSMC, which allows you to manage multiple instances of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. We hope you find it helpful. If you are a member of the TechNet wiki community, feel free to add your own FPSMC tips and tricks.

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Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices

November 1st, 2011 No comments

We recently added a topic to the TechNet Wiki called Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices. We wanted to make available this troubleshooting and best practices content for our customers using FPSMC, which allows you to manage multiple instances of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. We hope you find it helpful. If you are a member of the TechNet wiki community, feel free to add your own FPSMC tips and tricks.

Categories: FPE 2010, FPSMC Tags:

Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices

November 1st, 2011 No comments

We recently added a topic to the TechNet Wiki called Forefront Protection Server Management Console FAQs and Best Practices. We wanted to make available this troubleshooting and best practices content for our customers using FPSMC, which allows you to manage multiple instances of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. We hope you find it helpful. If you are a member of the TechNet wiki community, feel free to add your own FPSMC tips and tricks.

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Wikipedia Entries for Forefront Server Protection and FOPE

February 2nd, 2011 Comments off
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Wikipedia Entries for Forefront Server Protection and FOPE

February 2nd, 2011 No comments
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Wikipedia Entries for Forefront Server Protection and FOPE

February 2nd, 2011 No comments
Categories: FOPE, FPE, FPSMC, FPSP Tags:

Wikipedia Entries for Forefront Server Protection and FOPE

February 2nd, 2011 No comments
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Wikipedia Entries for Forefront Server Protection and FOPE

February 2nd, 2011 No comments
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Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 has been released!

December 17th, 2010 Comments off

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC).

 

On December 17th, 2010 Microsoft shipped the Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) to provide centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint servers in your environment. FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

 

·         Signature redistribution

·         Policy (configuration) deployment

·         Centralized incident, spam, and engine version reporting

·         Centralized quarantine management

·         Auto discovery of new servers

·         Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

 

For a complete list of features included in this free release, along with directions for download and installation, please go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7

 

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 has been released!

December 17th, 2010 No comments

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC).

 

On December 17th, 2010 Microsoft shipped the Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) to provide centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint servers in your environment. FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

 

·         Signature redistribution

·         Policy (configuration) deployment

·         Centralized incident, spam, and engine version reporting

·         Centralized quarantine management

·         Auto discovery of new servers

·         Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

 

For a complete list of features included in this free release, along with directions for download and installation, please go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7

 

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 has been released!

December 17th, 2010 No comments

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC).

 

On December 17th, 2010 Microsoft shipped the Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) to provide centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint servers in your environment. FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

 

·         Signature redistribution

·         Policy (configuration) deployment

·         Centralized incident, spam, and engine version reporting

·         Centralized quarantine management

·         Auto discovery of new servers

·         Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

 

For a complete list of features included in this free release, along with directions for download and installation, please go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7

 

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 has been released!

December 17th, 2010 No comments

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC).

 

On December 17th, 2010 Microsoft shipped the Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) to provide centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint servers in your environment. FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

 

·         Signature redistribution

·         Policy (configuration) deployment

·         Centralized incident, spam, and engine version reporting

·         Centralized quarantine management

·         Auto discovery of new servers

·         Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

 

For a complete list of features included in this free release, along with directions for download and installation, please go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7

 

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Release Date

December 7th, 2010 No comments

We would like to announce that the Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC) is currently scheduled to be available as a free download on December 17, 2010. Using a browser-based user interface, FPSMC allows administrators to centrally manage deployments of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint within their enterprise.

 

For more information on FPSMC, please see our previous update:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/archive/2010/10/25/forefront-protection-server-management-console-2010-update.aspx

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Release Date

December 7th, 2010 Comments off

We would like to announce that the Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC) is currently scheduled to be available as a free download on December 17, 2010. Using a browser-based user interface, FPSMC allows administrators to centrally manage deployments of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint within their enterprise.

 

For more information on FPSMC, please see our previous update:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/archive/2010/10/25/forefront-protection-server-management-console-2010-update.aspx

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Release Date

December 7th, 2010 No comments

We would like to announce that the Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC) is currently scheduled to be available as a free download on December 17, 2010. Using a browser-based user interface, FPSMC allows administrators to centrally manage deployments of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint within their enterprise.

 

For more information on FPSMC, please see our previous update:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/archive/2010/10/25/forefront-protection-server-management-console-2010-update.aspx

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Release Date

December 7th, 2010 No comments

We would like to announce that the Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC) is currently scheduled to be available as a free download on December 17, 2010. Using a browser-based user interface, FPSMC allows administrators to centrally manage deployments of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint within their enterprise.

 

For more information on FPSMC, please see our previous update:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/archive/2010/10/25/forefront-protection-server-management-console-2010-update.aspx

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Update

October 25th, 2010 No comments

My name is Andrew Schiano, and I work in Test for the Forefront Protection team. I would like to tell you a little bit about the soon-to-be released Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC). FPSMC provides centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) servers in your environment. FPSMC is expected to be available as a free download in Q4 2010.

 

FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

Signature redistribution

The signature redistribution job is used to deploy antivirus signature updates to the FPE/FPSP servers in an environment. The most efficient way to update engine signatures on all your servers is to create a redistribution job to download them to the FPSMC server. The FPSMC server is then used as the retrieval point for all the other servers in the environment.

 

Policy (configuration) deployment

FPSMC supports deploying a centralized set of configuration settings to one or more FPE or FPSP servers in your environment. This is accomplished by configuring one of your FPE/FPSP servers to the desired configuration and then exporting these settings in xml format.  The xml file is then imported into FPSMC, which can deploy these same settings to your other FPE/FPSP servers.

 

Patch deployment

FPSMC supports deploying FPE and FPSP roll ups and service packs. Patch packages can either be .MSP or .EXE file types.

 

Centralized incident reporting

The Incident Detection report presents data about the number of malware incidents and filter matches over a period of time on one or more managed servers. This includes the five most common malware types detected in your organization and the most recent detection date and time.

 

Centralized spam reporting

The Spam Detection report presents data about the number of spam messages blocked by FPE. This includes a pie-chart breakdown by filter type and a line graph showing the number of spam messages detected over time.

 

Centralized engine versions reporting

The Engine and Definition Versions report presents data about the antivirus engine versions and definitions on selected servers running FPE and FPSP. This report compares the current engine versions of the managed servers to determine which, if any, of your signatures are out of date.

 

Quarantine management

FPSMC supports retrieving quarantine data from managed Forefront Protection servers for local analysis and management, including delivering Exchange quarantine and restoring SharePoint quarantine.

 

Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).

If you are using FOPE in your organization, you can use FPSMC to access the FOPE Administration Center to monitor your email flow. FPSMC provides access to the FOPE home page, quarantine, reports, and mail tracing facilities.

 

Auto discovery of servers

On a nightly basis, FPSMC will automatically detect new FPE and FPSP servers that have been added to your network.

 

Exchange Clusters — CCR, SCC, and DAG 
FPSMC supports clustered Exchange servers, including E14 Database Availability Groups.

 

FPSMC will initially be available in English.  Localized versions in all 11 languages (Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, and Spanish) will be released at a later date (to be announced).  

 

Thank you for your time, and I hope you found this article helpful.

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Update

October 25th, 2010 No comments

My name is Andrew Schiano, and I work in Test for the Forefront Protection team. I would like to tell you a little bit about the soon-to-be released Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC). FPSMC provides centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) servers in your environment. FPSMC is expected to be available as a free download in Q4 2010.

 

FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

Signature redistribution

The signature redistribution job is used to deploy antivirus signature updates to the FPE/FPSP servers in an environment. The most efficient way to update engine signatures on all your servers is to create a redistribution job to download them to the FPSMC server. The FPSMC server is then used as the retrieval point for all the other servers in the environment.

 

Policy (configuration) deployment

FPSMC supports deploying a centralized set of configuration settings to one or more FPE or FPSP servers in your environment. This is accomplished by configuring one of your FPE/FPSP servers to the desired configuration and then exporting these settings in xml format.  The xml file is then imported into FPSMC, which can deploy these same settings to your other FPE/FPSP servers.

 

Patch deployment

FPSMC supports deploying FPE and FPSP roll ups and service packs. Patch packages can either be .MSP or .EXE file types.

 

Centralized incident reporting

The Incident Detection report presents data about the number of malware incidents and filter matches over a period of time on one or more managed servers. This includes the five most common malware types detected in your organization and the most recent detection date and time.

 

Centralized spam reporting

The Spam Detection report presents data about the number of spam messages blocked by FPE. This includes a pie-chart breakdown by filter type and a line graph showing the number of spam messages detected over time.

 

Centralized engine versions reporting

The Engine and Definition Versions report presents data about the antivirus engine versions and definitions on selected servers running FPE and FPSP. This report compares the current engine versions of the managed servers to determine which, if any, of your signatures are out of date.

 

Quarantine management

FPSMC supports retrieving quarantine data from managed Forefront Protection servers for local analysis and management, including delivering Exchange quarantine and restoring SharePoint quarantine.

 

Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).

If you are using FOPE in your organization, you can use FPSMC to access the FOPE Administration Center to monitor your email flow. FPSMC provides access to the FOPE home page, quarantine, reports, and mail tracing facilities.

 

Auto discovery of servers

On a nightly basis, FPSMC will automatically detect new FPE and FPSP servers that have been added to your network.

 

Exchange Clusters — CCR, SCC, and DAG 
FPSMC supports clustered Exchange servers, including E14 Database Availability Groups.

 

FPSMC will initially be available in English.  Localized versions in all 11 languages (Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, and Spanish) will be released at a later date (to be announced).  

 

Thank you for your time, and I hope you found this article helpful.

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test

Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Update

October 25th, 2010 No comments

My name is Andrew Schiano, and I work in Test for the Forefront Protection team. I would like to tell you a little bit about the soon-to-be released Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 (FPSMC). FPSMC provides centralized management for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) servers in your environment. FPSMC is expected to be available as a free download in Q4 2010.

 

FPSMC provides multi-server management through a browser-based interface, and supports the following features:

Signature redistribution

The signature redistribution job is used to deploy antivirus signature updates to the FPE/FPSP servers in an environment. The most efficient way to update engine signatures on all your servers is to create a redistribution job to download them to the FPSMC server. The FPSMC server is then used as the retrieval point for all the other servers in the environment.

 

Policy (configuration) deployment

FPSMC supports deploying a centralized set of configuration settings to one or more FPE or FPSP servers in your environment. This is accomplished by configuring one of your FPE/FPSP servers to the desired configuration and then exporting these settings in xml format.  The xml file is then imported into FPSMC, which can deploy these same settings to your other FPE/FPSP servers.

 

Patch deployment

FPSMC supports deploying FPE and FPSP roll ups and service packs. Patch packages can either be .MSP or .EXE file types.

 

Centralized incident reporting

The Incident Detection report presents data about the number of malware incidents and filter matches over a period of time on one or more managed servers. This includes the five most common malware types detected in your organization and the most recent detection date and time.

 

Centralized spam reporting

The Spam Detection report presents data about the number of spam messages blocked by FPE. This includes a pie-chart breakdown by filter type and a line graph showing the number of spam messages detected over time.

 

Centralized engine versions reporting

The Engine and Definition Versions report presents data about the antivirus engine versions and definitions on selected servers running FPE and FPSP. This report compares the current engine versions of the managed servers to determine which, if any, of your signatures are out of date.

 

Quarantine management

FPSMC supports retrieving quarantine data from managed Forefront Protection servers for local analysis and management, including delivering Exchange quarantine and restoring SharePoint quarantine.

 

Integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).

If you are using FOPE in your organization, you can use FPSMC to access the FOPE Administration Center to monitor your email flow. FPSMC provides access to the FOPE home page, quarantine, reports, and mail tracing facilities.

 

Auto discovery of servers

On a nightly basis, FPSMC will automatically detect new FPE and FPSP servers that have been added to your network.

 

Exchange Clusters — CCR, SCC, and DAG 
FPSMC supports clustered Exchange servers, including E14 Database Availability Groups.

 

FPSMC will initially be available in English.  Localized versions in all 11 languages (Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, and Spanish) will be released at a later date (to be announced).  

 

Thank you for your time, and I hope you found this article helpful.

 

Andrew Schiano

Software Development Engineer in Test