Releasedate Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Delayed

The Forefront Team did the following announcement today :


Today we are announcing a schedule and strategy update for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, a component of the upcoming Forefront Protection Suite (previously codenamed “Stirling.”)

We are delaying the release Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – anti-malware for Windows desktops and servers – until the second half of 2010. Based on customer feedback and market trends, we have made the strategic decision to build Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) on System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft’s solution to comprehensively assess, deploy, and update servers, clients, and devices. This approach better aligns our customers’ client management and security infrastructure, helping simplify deployment and reduce costs.


They also announced that the release of the other Forefront products is on schedule :

Timeframe Products
4th quarter 2009 Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG)
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG)
1st half 2010 Forefront Protection 2010 for Sharepoint
Forefront Identity Manager 2010
2nd half 2010 Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010