why named 'client' security? RRS feed

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  • I'm quite confused. My client is running SBS 2008 with a half-dozen Win7 workstations. So what is Forefront "client" security? Why does the adverts say it protects server when its called "client" security?  Where do I go to find a clear bit of information on how this product (products?) sit in the SMB world, more spefically how they sit with an SBS installation.

    Thx, rick.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:32 PM


  • Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    Microsoft Forefront Client Security provides unified malware protection for business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems that is easier to manage and control. Built on the same highly successful Microsoft protection technology already used by millions of people worldwide, Forefront Client Security helps guard against emerging threats, such as spyware and rootkits, as well as traditional threats, such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Forefront Client Security integrates with your existing infrastructure software, such as Active Directory, and complements other Microsoft security technologies for enhanced protection and greater control.

    Compared to other Forefront products below, Forefront Client Security is more like a stand-alone security solution. But the best part is, integrated with Active Directory, Forefront Client Security helps reduce administrative overhead through the creation of a single policy to manage all aspects of client security events and alerts. This single policy can be deployed through Active Directory, using the same rich client-targeting functionality already used for Group Policy management. Signature updates are also easily and rapidly delivered to clients through the use of an existing software distribution solution, like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Each of the three security controls complements the defenses of the others in the true spirit of a defense-in-depth security strategy. Another benefit is the ability to incrementally implement each solution without having to deploy separate management infrastructures. In addition, as these hosts join the Active Directory domain, they will automatically receive the policy settings for all three components, resulting in reduced deployment complexity.

  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2006.

  • Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG).

  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server.

  • Forefront Security for SharePoint.

  • Forefront Security for Office Communications Server.

    For more information, you could access the following links:



    Hope this helps.


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