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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Microsoft Sets Unified Security Strategy with ‘Stirling’

Microsoft officials have outlined plans for a unified security product they say will allow users to centrally manage security across an entire IT infrastructure from a single console.  Code-named Stirling, the product is designed to enable IT managers to centrally set policy, configure, deploy and manage security within their IT environments.  When it is officially released—-Microsoft officials have mentioned 2009 as a general release date, with the beta version to be available later in 2007—-it will include the next-generation versions of the Forefront Client Security, Server Security, and Edge Security and Access solutions, plus a unified management console.

“What we consistently hear from customers is that they have a lot of pains ... and a lot of problems that are not currently addressed by business security products that are out there on the market,” Brown said.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2141902,00.asp?kc=EWWHNEMNL060707EOAD

Posted on 06/06
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