Microsoft Adds Forefront Protection To Sharepoint OS 2010

Microsoft has released security software for its SharePoint Office Server.

The security software, Forefront Protection, will bring virus and malware scanning tools to the SharePoint server, complete with anti-spyware scanning tools and added support for Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V.

Brita Jenquin, senior product manager for the Forefront Protection Suite said: “We are excited to announce the availability of Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint. This release provides protection for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2010 and MOSS 2007, as well as Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.”

Apart from security software, SharePoint Office Server 2010 puts heavy emphasis on enterprise social networking and has greatly enhanced the features available in its 'Communities' area.

Recent figures released by Microsoft state that its SharePoint Office Service 2010 has a total user base of 100 million licensed users, generating revenue of $1.3 billion per year.