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Download free security updates for April

April 10th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. 

The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates:

  • 3 updates for Microsoft Windows
  • 1 update for Internet Explorer
  • 1 update for Microsoft Office
  • 1 update for Microsoft Forefront

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Microsoft Security Essentials available to Small Businesses on October 7

October 6th, 2010 No comments

We announced back in September that Microsoft Security Essentials would be changing its licensing terms and would soon become available to small business on up to 10 PCs. We are happy to announce that beginning tomorrow, October 7, the change will go into effect and small business owners will be able to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. This new availability will allow small businesses that operate outside of the home to take advantage of Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware service that will help them save time, save money and remain productive while protecting them from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats. If you operate a small business with more than 10 PCs, we do recommend that you consider using the Forefront line products to address your security needs.

In just one year on the market, more than 30 million customers are now enjoying the quiet protection Microsoft Security Essentials provides, and Microsoft is excited to now offer Microsoft Security Essentials to the small business community.

For more information about this new availability, check out the Microsoft SMB Community blog and the feature story on Microsoft.com.

Microsoft Security Essentials available to Small Businesses on October 7

October 6th, 2010 Comments off

We announced back in September that Microsoft Security Essentials would be changing its licensing terms and would soon become available to small business on up to 10 PCs. We are happy to announce that beginning tomorrow, October 7, the change will go into effect and small business owners will be able to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. This new availability will allow small businesses that operate outside of the home to take advantage of Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware service that will help them save time, save money and remain productive while protecting them from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats. If you operate a small business with more than 10 PCs, we do recommend that you consider using the Forefront line products to address your security needs.

In just one year on the market, more than 30 million customers are now enjoying the quiet protection Microsoft Security Essentials provides, and Microsoft is excited to now offer Microsoft Security Essentials to the small business community.

For more information about this new availability, check out the Microsoft SMB Community blog and the feature story on Microsoft.com.

Microsoft Security Essentials available to Small Businesses on October 7

October 6th, 2010 No comments

We announced back in September that Microsoft Security Essentials would be changing its licensing terms and would soon become available to small business on up to 10 PCs. We are happy to announce that beginning tomorrow, October 7, the change will go into effect and small business owners will be able to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. This new availability will allow small businesses that operate outside of the home to take advantage of Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware service that will help them save time, save money and remain productive while protecting them from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats. If you operate a small business with more than 10 PCs, we do recommend that you consider using the Forefront line products to address your security needs.

In just one year on the market, more than 30 million customers are now enjoying the quiet protection Microsoft Security Essentials provides, and Microsoft is excited to now offer Microsoft Security Essentials to the small business community.

For more information about this new availability, check out the Microsoft SMB Community blog and the feature story on Microsoft.com.

Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates First Birthday with 30 Million Customers!

September 29th, 2010 Comments off

It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public and to celebrate, we are pleased to share that there are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security Essentials provides.

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In addition, we are also pleased to share that Microsoft Security Essentials will now come pre-installed on the HP ENVY 14 series and HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs starting today. But we’ll talk more about that in a minute.

First, let’s talk about the impact Microsoft Security Essentials is having on the Windows ecosystem.

Making an Impact with Microsoft Security Essentials

When we announced Microsoft Security Essentials last year, we said, “Making Microsoft Security Essentials broadly available as a free consumer download for genuine Windows-based PCs is part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to provide a more trustworthy computing experience for all customers. By making Microsoft Security Essentials easy to get and easy to use, Microsoft hopes to encourage broader adoption of antivirus protection across the consumer audience, which in turn will help increase security across the entire Windows ecosystem.”

And today, helping increase security across the Windows ecosystem is exactly what we are doing.

According to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), in addition to providing a no-cost security solution to tens of millions of customers that may not have been actively protected before, Microsoft Security Essentials detected nearly 400 million threats over the past year, with customers choosing to remove more than 366 million of those threats. For more information about the specific threat breakdown, please visit the MMPC Blog.

Other highlights from this past year include:

· Originally introduced in 8 languages and 19 countries around the world, Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available and supported in 25 languages and 74 countries globally.

· Microsoft Security Essentials is certified by two of the industry’s leading independent certification authorities: International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and West Coast LabsIt also received the most recent VB100 Award and as well as certification from AV-Test.

· Beginning in October Microsoft Security Essentials will be made available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for free.

· Microsoft Security Essentials was made available for online partner distribution, as a pre-install on OEM PCs and for distribution by publications as covermount software.

· Microsoft Security Essentials received the PC Advisor Awards 2010 – Best Free Software award and is rated by Consumer Reports as a “Best Buy”.

As you can see, it’s been a pretty exciting year for Microsoft Security Essentials! And the fun doesn’t stop here…

Microsoft Security Essentials Coming Pre-installed on HP Envy Notebooks

Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available to consumers, and soon to small businesses on up to 10 PCs, as a download directly from Microsoft. But today we are thrilled to let you know that HP will be pre-installing Microsoft Security Essentials on the HP ENVY 14 series and the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs beginning today, so be sure to go check these out.

These PCs are stylish and feature powerful Intel® Core™ processors designed to fit the needs of a variety of consumers. In fact, Ben Rudolph (aka “Ben the PC Guy”) has taken the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series for a test drive.  For more details on that please visit the Windows Experience Blog.

To learn more about Microsoft Security Essentials, please visit the Microsoft Security Essentials Web site.

So, Happy Birthday Microsoft Security Essentials! And thank you to our valued customers and partners for a very exciting year.

Cheers!

Eric and the entire Microsoft Security Essentials product team

Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates First Birthday with 30 Million Customers!

September 29th, 2010 No comments

It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public and to celebrate, we are pleased to share that there are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security Essentials provides.

clip_image001

In addition, we are also pleased to share that Microsoft Security Essentials will now come pre-installed on the HP ENVY 14 series and HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs starting today. But we’ll talk more about that in a minute.

First, let’s talk about the impact Microsoft Security Essentials is having on the Windows ecosystem.

Making an Impact with Microsoft Security Essentials

When we announced Microsoft Security Essentials last year, we said, “Making Microsoft Security Essentials broadly available as a free consumer download for genuine Windows-based PCs is part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to provide a more trustworthy computing experience for all customers. By making Microsoft Security Essentials easy to get and easy to use, Microsoft hopes to encourage broader adoption of antivirus protection across the consumer audience, which in turn will help increase security across the entire Windows ecosystem.”

And today, helping increase security across the Windows ecosystem is exactly what we are doing.

According to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), in addition to providing a no-cost security solution to tens of millions of customers that may not have been actively protected before, Microsoft Security Essentials detected nearly 400 million threats over the past year, with customers choosing to remove more than 366 million of those threats. For more information about the specific threat breakdown, please visit the MMPC Blog.

Other highlights from this past year include:

· Originally introduced in 8 languages and 19 countries around the world, Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available and supported in 25 languages and 74 countries globally.

· Microsoft Security Essentials is certified by two of the industry’s leading independent certification authorities: International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and West Coast LabsIt also received the most recent VB100 Award and as well as certification from AV-Test.

· Beginning in October Microsoft Security Essentials will be made available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for free.

· Microsoft Security Essentials was made available for online partner distribution, as a pre-install on OEM PCs and for distribution by publications as covermount software.

· Microsoft Security Essentials received the PC Advisor Awards 2010 – Best Free Software award and is rated by Consumer Reports as a “Best Buy”.

As you can see, it’s been a pretty exciting year for Microsoft Security Essentials! And the fun doesn’t stop here…

Microsoft Security Essentials Coming Pre-installed on HP Envy Notebooks

Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available to consumers, and soon to small businesses on up to 10 PCs, as a download directly from Microsoft. But today we are thrilled to let you know that HP will be pre-installing Microsoft Security Essentials on the HP ENVY 14 series and the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs beginning today, so be sure to go check these out.

These PCs are stylish and feature powerful Intel® Core™ processors designed to fit the needs of a variety of consumers. In fact, Ben Rudolph (aka “Ben the PC Guy”) has taken the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series for a test drive.  For more details on that please visit the Windows Experience Blog.

To learn more about Microsoft Security Essentials, please visit the Microsoft Security Essentials Web site.

So, Happy Birthday Microsoft Security Essentials! And thank you to our valued customers and partners for a very exciting year.

Cheers!

Eric and the entire Microsoft Security Essentials product team

Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates First Birthday with 30 Million Customers!

September 29th, 2010 No comments

It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public and to celebrate, we are pleased to share that there are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security Essentials provides.

clip_image001

In addition, we are also pleased to share that Microsoft Security Essentials will now come pre-installed on the HP ENVY 14 series and HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs starting today. But we’ll talk more about that in a minute.

First, let’s talk about the impact Microsoft Security Essentials is having on the Windows ecosystem.

Making an Impact with Microsoft Security Essentials

When we announced Microsoft Security Essentials last year, we said, “Making Microsoft Security Essentials broadly available as a free consumer download for genuine Windows-based PCs is part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to provide a more trustworthy computing experience for all customers. By making Microsoft Security Essentials easy to get and easy to use, Microsoft hopes to encourage broader adoption of antivirus protection across the consumer audience, which in turn will help increase security across the entire Windows ecosystem.”

And today, helping increase security across the Windows ecosystem is exactly what we are doing.

According to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), in addition to providing a no-cost security solution to tens of millions of customers that may not have been actively protected before, Microsoft Security Essentials detected nearly 400 million threats over the past year, with customers choosing to remove more than 366 million of those threats. For more information about the specific threat breakdown, please visit the MMPC Blog.

Other highlights from this past year include:

· Originally introduced in 8 languages and 19 countries around the world, Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available and supported in 25 languages and 74 countries globally.

· Microsoft Security Essentials is certified by two of the industry’s leading independent certification authorities: International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and West Coast LabsIt also received the most recent VB100 Award and as well as certification from AV-Test.

· Beginning in October Microsoft Security Essentials will be made available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for free.

· Microsoft Security Essentials was made available for online partner distribution, as a pre-install on OEM PCs and for distribution by publications as covermount software.

· Microsoft Security Essentials received the PC Advisor Awards 2010 – Best Free Software award and is rated by Consumer Reports as a “Best Buy”.

As you can see, it’s been a pretty exciting year for Microsoft Security Essentials! And the fun doesn’t stop here…

Microsoft Security Essentials Coming Pre-installed on HP Envy Notebooks

Microsoft Security Essentials is currently available to consumers, and soon to small businesses on up to 10 PCs, as a download directly from Microsoft. But today we are thrilled to let you know that HP will be pre-installing Microsoft Security Essentials on the HP ENVY 14 series and the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series PCs beginning today, so be sure to go check these out.

These PCs are stylish and feature powerful Intel® Core™ processors designed to fit the needs of a variety of consumers. In fact, Ben Rudolph (aka “Ben the PC Guy”) has taken the HP ENVY 14 Beats™ edition series for a test drive.  For more details on that please visit the Windows Experience Blog.

To learn more about Microsoft Security Essentials, please visit the Microsoft Security Essentials Web site.

So, Happy Birthday Microsoft Security Essentials! And thank you to our valued customers and partners for a very exciting year.

Cheers!

Eric and the entire Microsoft Security Essentials product team

Microsoft Security Essentials Receives AV-Test Certificate

August 18th, 2010 Comments off

Anti-virus research and data security organization AV-Test recently spent three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and we’re excited that Microsoft Security Essentials has received another certification, this time from AV-Test.org.

According to the AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report, the "Protection" category covers static and dynamic malware detection, including testing for real-world 0-Day attacks. "Repair" evaluates the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail, which is critical for ensuring AV solutions effectively clean malware off of consumers’ computers. The "Usability" testing criteria includes the amount of system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives. You can read the full set of test reports here.

As we mentioned last week, the most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like VB100, AV-Test and others. With the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the new version now available in beta, our commitment remains constant: to provide security you can trust that is easy to use and provides protection that runs quietly and efficiently in the background, ensuring a great Windows user experience.

You can get the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here.

Microsoft Security Essentials Receives AV-Test Certificate

August 18th, 2010 No comments

Anti-virus research and data security organization AV-Test recently spent three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and we’re excited that Microsoft Security Essentials has received another certification, this time from AV-Test.org.

According to the AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report, the "Protection" category covers static and dynamic malware detection, including testing for real-world 0-Day attacks. "Repair" evaluates the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail, which is critical for ensuring AV solutions effectively clean malware off of consumers’ computers. The "Usability" testing criteria includes the amount of system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives. You can read the full set of test reports here.

As we mentioned last week, the most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like VB100, AV-Test and others. With the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the new version now available in beta, our commitment remains constant: to provide security you can trust that is easy to use and provides protection that runs quietly and efficiently in the background, ensuring a great Windows user experience.

You can get the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here.

Microsoft Security Essentials Receives AV-Test Certificate

August 18th, 2010 No comments

Anti-virus research and data security organization AV-Test recently spent three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and we’re excited that Microsoft Security Essentials has received another certification, this time from AV-Test.org.

According to the AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report, the "Protection" category covers static and dynamic malware detection, including testing for real-world 0-Day attacks. "Repair" evaluates the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail, which is critical for ensuring AV solutions effectively clean malware off of consumers’ computers. The "Usability" testing criteria includes the amount of system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives. You can read the full set of test reports here.

As we mentioned last week, the most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like VB100, AV-Test and others. With the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the new version now available in beta, our commitment remains constant: to provide security you can trust that is easy to use and provides protection that runs quietly and efficiently in the background, ensuring a great Windows user experience.

You can get the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here.

Microsoft Security Essentials Earns August VB100 certification

August 12th, 2010 No comments

By way of introduction, I’m Eric Foster and have recently joined my colleagues on The Windows Blog to write on ‘all things’ security. I thought it only fitting that my first blog be about one of my favorite personal product recommendations, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Not sure how many of you know about the VB100 award but it’s a public test conducted by Virus Bulletin, a highly reputable testing organization in the industry, designed to measure the detection effectiveness and quality of antivirus (AV) products. The most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like Virus Bulletin. 

And so it is no surprise that we are very excited to share that Microsoft Security Essentials, our no-cost anti-malware service for consumers, achieved the VB100 award for the August 2010 Edition of Virus Bulletin.  

There are a number of different methodologies that can be used to test the effectiveness of an anti-virus solution. In order for a product to be awarded the VB100 certification, it needs to detect 100% of the WildList malware samples (a prevalent malware subset contributed by a group of researchers in AV community) and must not have any false positives (FP or incorrect detections) on the Virus Bulletin clean file collection. According to Virus Bulletin, “Detection rates were strong as ever…with no problems in the WildList or clean sets, Microsoft earns another VB100 award with ease.” [Page 50, Virus Bulletin August 2010 Edition]

Microsoft products including Microsoft Security Essentials and Forefront Client Security, have received VB100 awards since June 2007, demonstrating Microsoft’s dedication to quality and our commitment to providing effective anti-malware protection to consumers and enterprise customers alike.

If you don’t already have an AV solution installed on your PC – and its estimated that over 80% of consumers report having up-to-date AV installed but market data shows that less than 50% of consumers actually do – you can get Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here .

Microsoft Security Essentials Earns August VB100 certification

August 12th, 2010 No comments

By way of introduction, I’m Eric Foster and have recently joined my colleagues on The Windows Blog to write on ‘all things’ security. I thought it only fitting that my first blog be about one of my favorite personal product recommendations, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Not sure how many of you know about the VB100 award but it’s a public test conducted by Virus Bulletin, a highly reputable testing organization in the industry, designed to measure the detection effectiveness and quality of antivirus (AV) products. The most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like Virus Bulletin. 

And so it is no surprise that we are very excited to share that Microsoft Security Essentials, our no-cost anti-malware service for consumers, achieved the VB100 award for the August 2010 Edition of Virus Bulletin.  

There are a number of different methodologies that can be used to test the effectiveness of an anti-virus solution. In order for a product to be awarded the VB100 certification, it needs to detect 100% of the WildList malware samples (a prevalent malware subset contributed by a group of researchers in AV community) and must not have any false positives (FP or incorrect detections) on the Virus Bulletin clean file collection. According to Virus Bulletin, “Detection rates were strong as ever…with no problems in the WildList or clean sets, Microsoft earns another VB100 award with ease.” [Page 50, Virus Bulletin August 2010 Edition]

Microsoft products including Microsoft Security Essentials and Forefront Client Security, have received VB100 awards since June 2007, demonstrating Microsoft’s dedication to quality and our commitment to providing effective anti-malware protection to consumers and enterprise customers alike.

If you don’t already have an AV solution installed on your PC – and its estimated that over 80% of consumers report having up-to-date AV installed but market data shows that less than 50% of consumers actually do – you can get Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here .

Microsoft Security Essentials Earns August VB100 certification

August 12th, 2010 Comments off

By way of introduction, I’m Eric Foster and have recently joined my colleagues on The Windows Blog to write on ‘all things’ security. I thought it only fitting that my first blog be about one of my favorite personal product recommendations, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Not sure how many of you know about the VB100 award but it’s a public test conducted by Virus Bulletin, a highly reputable testing organization in the industry, designed to measure the detection effectiveness and quality of antivirus (AV) products. The most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like Virus Bulletin. 

And so it is no surprise that we are very excited to share that Microsoft Security Essentials, our no-cost anti-malware service for consumers, achieved the VB100 award for the August 2010 Edition of Virus Bulletin.  

There are a number of different methodologies that can be used to test the effectiveness of an anti-virus solution. In order for a product to be awarded the VB100 certification, it needs to detect 100% of the WildList malware samples (a prevalent malware subset contributed by a group of researchers in AV community) and must not have any false positives (FP or incorrect detections) on the Virus Bulletin clean file collection. According to Virus Bulletin, “Detection rates were strong as ever…with no problems in the WildList or clean sets, Microsoft earns another VB100 award with ease.” [Page 50, Virus Bulletin August 2010 Edition]

Microsoft products including Microsoft Security Essentials and Forefront Client Security, have received VB100 awards since June 2007, demonstrating Microsoft’s dedication to quality and our commitment to providing effective anti-malware protection to consumers and enterprise customers alike.

If you don’t already have an AV solution installed on your PC – and its estimated that over 80% of consumers report having up-to-date AV installed but market data shows that less than 50% of consumers actually do – you can get Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here .

Business Ready Security and Windows 7

April 24th, 2009 No comments

Here’s the last of the security stories from the RSA show floor. To wrap things up we asked John (JG) Chirapurath (Director, Identity & Security Business Group) to give us a quick rundown on Microsoft Forefront for Business Ready Security and how it fits in with Windows 7.


A Look at Microsoft Forefront

コスト削減時代のセキュリティ対策 ~マイクロソフト純正品で守るWindows環境~

January 30th, 2009 No comments

皆様、こんにちは
今回は「コスト削減時代のセキュリティ対策」セミナーのご紹介を致します。
現在、防ぐべき脅威は不況など関係なしに増加し続け、より凶悪化、潜在化しています。 つまり、現在はコスト削減を行いつつもセキュリティ対策は強化するという、一見矛盾な要求をされる、非常に難しい時代です。
この両立は非常に難しいですが、セキュリティ対策の導入を段階的に把握し、コスト削減可能なフェーズを理解する事により、両立を実現する方法が見えてきます。 ご存じの通り、セキュリティ対策で考えるべきコストは単なる製品の価格だけではなく…(read more)

Office SharePoint Server 2007のセキュリティ強化と運用管理コストの削減ができる純正品紹介

December 4th, 2008 No comments

SharePointサイトを、安全に、外回りの営業に公開したいとか、標準のバックアップツールが貧弱だけど、別途購入するには価格が高すぎるといったことはないでしょうか?このようなセキュリティ強化や、運用管理を楽にする製品を、マイクロソフトが出荷しているのはご存知でしょうか?
2008年4月23日に開催された、”Microsoft Office SharePoint Server コンファレンス”にて、これらの製品の紹介を行ったセッションがあり、そのストリーミングが以下のサイトで公開されています…(read more)

Exchange 2007 と SharePoint 2007 のセキュリティと運用管理の強化

December 2nd, 2008 No comments

皆さんのExchange 2007 / SharePoint 2007は、今日もセキュアに運用管理されてますかーッ!? はい。 ということで、Y.Kの投稿第二弾となる今回は、Exchange 2007 , SharePoint 2007 のセキュリティと運用管理の強化についてお知らせしたいと思います。
Exchange 2007やSharePoint 2007 を導入し、運用する際に切っても切れない 5つの項目 があります。それは [サーバー公開]、[ウイルス チェック]、[稼働監視]、[構成管理…(read more)