Get answers to your questions about Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.



Q.  What is Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint?

A.  Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint helps prevents users from uploading or downloading documents containing malware, out-of-policy content, or sensitive information to SharePoint libraries. Using multiple anti-malware scanning engines from industry-leading security partners combined with file and keyword filtering, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint provides comprehensive protection against the latest threats. The product integrates with SharePoint to provide high performance protection optimized for SharePoint collaboration environments.

 

Q.  What is included in Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint?

A.  Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint includes:

  • Multiple engine antivirus and antispyware protection

  • File and keyword filtering to block out-of-policy content

  • Built-in administrator console for centralized configuration, operation, and reporting

  • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (RMS) to provide administrators with the ability to scan IRM-protected documents

New features in Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint include:

  • Optimized antivirus scanning for high performance, highly stable real-time scans

  • Antispyware scanning  provided by the Microsoft antimalware engine

  • New user interface with dashboard view of detection statistics and health monitoring

  • Support for MOSS 2010, Windows PowerShell, and Hyper-V

 

Q.  How do I manage Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint?

A.  SharePoint provides a built-in administrator console that provides configuration, management and reporting for a single server. It includes a dashboard for viewing detection and health monitoring statistics, as well as automated updated signature updating.

Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint also includes support for PowerShell. Using PowerShell, administrators can create scripts to manage Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint with their existing management tools.

A service pack release of Forefront Server Security Management Console, scheduled to be released in the second half of 2010, will provide multi-server management for Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.  In the same timeframe, Microsoft will also provide customers with a Forefront Server Security Script Kit that will allow IT administrators to use Remote PowerShell to configure and report on multiple deployments of Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.  These releases will be provided to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint customers at no additional cost.

 

Q.  What languages does Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint support?

A.  Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is available in English, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Russian.

 

Q.  Where can I find product documentation on Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint?

A.  Documentation can be found here.

 

Q.  How is Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint licensed?

A.  Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is licensed through the Microsoft Online Services program on a per-user or per-device subscription model. This license includes all antivirus engine updates, signatures, and product upgrades during the license period. Customers are able to license Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint through the following Microsoft volume licensing programs:

  • Enterprise Agreement

  • Enterprise Agreement Subscription

  • Select

  • Academic Select

  • Government Select

  • Open Value

  • Open Value Subscription

  • Server Provider License Agreement (SPLA)

  • High Volume Services (HVS)

  • Campus and School Agreements

 

Q.  How can I get pricing for Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint?

A.  Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint pricing is available through your Microsoft account representative or your authorized reseller.

 

Q.  What versions of SharePoint does Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint support?

A.  Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint supports both MOSS 2010 and MOSS 2007 SP1 or higher. For customers with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, purchasing Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint will provide downgrade rights to Antigen for SharePoint.

 

Q.  I am running Forefront Security for SharePoint.  Do I have to upgrade to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint? 

A.  You are not required to upgrade to Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.  However,  Microsoft highly recommends that customers upgrade to the new version to take advantage of improvements in the new release. 

 

Q.  Is Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint part of the Forefront Protection Suite?

A.  Yes, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is available as part of the Forefront Protection Suite or can be purchased on a stand-alone basis.

 

Q.  Is Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint part of the Enterprise CAL Suite?

A.  Yes, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint is available as part of the Enterprise CAL Suite.