Forefront 2.0 = Forefront Protection Suite


Official Name for Forefront Stirling
Today at the World Partner Conference Microsoft announced the official names and pricing for Forefront ‘Stirling’. The suite with codename ‘Stirling’ will be officialy named : Forefront Protection Suite (FPS).

The Forefront Protection Suite will include all the products from the former Forefront Security Suite and the Forefront Protection Manager and the Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service.

The Forefront Protection Suite will be available for the same pricing range as the current versions. All the component solutions will continue to be licensed on a subscription basis. They will be available independently (incl. Forefront Protection Manager). Forefront Threat Management Gateway will be sold on a per processor basis.

Old vs. New names

Current Name New Name
Forefront Client Security Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Forefront Security for Exchange Server Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
Forefront Security for Sharepoint Forefront Protection 2010 for Sharepoint
Forefront Online Security for Exchange Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
ISA Server 2006 Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service

Right now all the Forefront Protecion Suite Solutions are in beta, but the final products will become available somewhere between the last half of 2009 and the first half of 2010!