Microsoft debuts new Forefront security tools

InternetNews | at | by Mike

Microsoft quietly announced that it is shipping two new IT products aimed at keeping the enterprise safe while at the same time enabling secure collaboration among workers using its SharePoint tools.

The two Microsoft products -- Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 -- began shipping Wednesday, according to company officials.

Along with the new products, Microsoft is also talking up the security philosophy behind the products and how that fits with the company's overall vision of secure collaboration using Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration technology.