Microsoft Forefront "Stirling" -- Integrated Security Configuration and Response Platform

What is Stirling? Forefront codename "Stirling" is an integrated security system that delivers comprehensive, coordinated protection across endpoints, messaging and collaboration applications, and the network edge that is easier to manage and control.

At release, "Stirling" will include:

  • A single management console and dashboard for security configuration and enterprise-wide visibility.

  • The next-generation versions of Forefront Client Security, Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Internet Security and Acceleration Server (to be renamed Forefront Threat Management Gateway).

Microsoft has published a FAQ on "Stirling" that has information you'll want to know about. After reading the FAQ, I'm sure you'll want to download the trial software and give it a go. Check out the FAQ at:

Download the Stirling software at:

You can also download preconfigured virtual machines with the "Stirling" software so that you can more quickly get up to speed on what "Stirling" has to offer. The VM download link is on the same page.



Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer
Prowess Consulting

PROWESS CONSULTING documentation | integration | virtualization
MVP - Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/IAG)

Deb Shinder

Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.

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