Thursday, May 14, 2009

What is Forefront Security ?

Microsoft Forefront™ Security for SharePoint (FSSP) is the solution for the SharePoint virus problem. Forefront for SharePoint is designed to protect servers running Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services 2007. Both versions run on either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the SharePoint server and have identical functionality.

The configuration data for the Forefront for SharePoint Realtime Scan is stored in the SharePoint Portal Server or Windows SharePoint Services configuration database, and not in a separate Forefront for SharePoint database. This means that you can access the configuration data from either the Microsoft Forefront Server Security Administrator or from the SharePoint Administrator.Forefront for SharePoint also supports the Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC). The FSSMC provides administrators with central installation and reporting functionality.