While Security Essentials is aimed at consumers, Forefront is geared towards a group with somewhat deeper pockets -- enterprises.
There is a new Forefront client tool coming in the form of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, which will replace Forefront Client Security (was this name change really necessary?).
The new software is now in beta and includes a new antivirus engine, and what Microsoft calls "behavioral threat detection." Here, instead of executables running native, they are first tested in virtual environment, roughly akin to a sandbox.
While third parties may not like it, Microsoft is taking the security software market very seriously and will stake out a major role in the years to come.
Should Microsoft compete with the same security vendors that have saved its bacon time and time again? Is Forefront a credible family of offerings? Weigh in at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/28/2010 at 1:18 PM
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