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Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

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Summary

Forefront Protection for the 2010 Exchange Server from Microsoft provides protection to message sending infrastructures with quick and effective detection of viruses, worms, spyware and spam through multiple scanning engines, all in one comprehensive package.

Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server for Windows enabled systems provides a single solution that is literally at the forefront of first-class security. It is capable of stopping malware faster through the integration of multiple industry-leading scanning engines, blocking dangerous attachments and out-of-policy content with file and key word filtering. All this simultaneously while maximizing detection without compromising performances. It also provides a one-click provisioning for host filtering service and provides a dashboard view of messaging security with built-in integration with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE).

Key Features:
  • Premium anti-spam protection, with 99 percent detection rate, less than one in 250,000 false positives, and backscatter filtering.
  • • New user interface with dashboard view of detection statistics and health monitoring.
  • • Anti-spyware scanning provided by the Microsoft Antimalware Engine.
  • • Integrated provisioning and management of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) for hybrid, on-premise/hosted protection.
  • • Support for Exchange 2010, Windows PowerShell, and Hyper-V.

Editions:
  • Forefront Protection for Exchange
  • Forefront Protection for SharePoint
  • Forefront Protection for Office Communications Server

Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server is available for purchase as a stand-alone product and as part of three company-wide suites—Exchange Enterprise CAL, Enterprise CAL Suite, and Forefront Protection Suite.

Note that customers who purchase the Exchange Enterprise CAL, Enterprise CAL Suite or Forefront Protection Suite have rights to use both Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.

Downgrade Rights
Customers who purchase Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server to protect Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will also be licenced to use Microsoft Antigen for Exchange, Microsoft Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager to protect their Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 environments.
Features and functionality described for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server release require:

Processor x64 architecture-based with: Intel Xeon or Intel Pentium family processor that supports Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) or AMD Opteron or AMD Athlon 64 processor that supports AMD64 platform.**
Server software Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 ***
Memory 2 gigabytes (GB) of free memory in addition to that required to run Exchange server. For more information about the memory requirements for running Exchange server, consult your Exchange server planning documentation. ****
Hard Disk 2 GB of available disk space. This is in addition to the disk space required for Exchange server. Utilizing a server as a redistribution server for updates requires additional disk space.
Server A four core server with 2.0 GHz or higher processors is recommended. Lower performing servers are supported, but message throughput is decreased.
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.0 SP1
Additional Requirements • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP 1 Windows Communication Foundation or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (automatically installed with Exchange Server 2010). If you are installing the Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Gateway, .NET Framework 3.5 is required.
• Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. If these controls are not already present, they will be installed during the FPE installation process.
• Windows PowerShell 1.0
• Client Access Server (CAS). Required only for use with the on-demand scan with Exchange Server 2010.

* All minimum system memory and disk space requirements for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 or Exchange Server 2010 must be met before you can install FPE. Too little available memory or disk space may impact the ability of FPE to scan large files. Also, you cannot install FPE if previous versions of the product are installed.
** For evaluation purposes, 32-bit operating systems are supported.
*** To protect Exchange server, if both the Exchange server and SharePoint Products and Technologies are installed on the same server, only FPE can be installed.
**** Less memory is required if Intelligent Engine Management (IEM) is not enabled and fewer than 5 engines are selected (approximately 250 MB of memory per engine.) The memory requirement increases by 1.5 GB on multi-role servers.
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