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  • Blog Post: Schools pick Office 365 for HIPPA and security and privacy

    “While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally applies to healthcare providers and related organizations, the act also imposes requirements on any institution that maintains health records on individuals, including schools. To meet those requirements when it comes...
  • Blog Post: Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client for Mac and Linux is out!

    System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client for Mac and Linux: anti-malware protection for unmanaged desktops and servers running Mac or Linux operating systems. Extended Security To secure these Mac OS clients, Endpoint Protection 2012 is now available to provide antimalware detection and remediation...
  • Blog Post: Windows SteadyState and Win 7

    I know it was a major bummer that Windows SteadyState was not carried forrward with Windows 7 support; however, most of its features can be replicated by using native Windows 7 features and free tools from Microsoft. More Information Creating a Steady State by Using Microsoft Technologies ...
  • Blog Post: Baking FCS into your image

    Here’s some reache we did to help customers deploy Forefont Client Seurity via imaging process. 1. If you want the FCS clients in managed mode (go to your WSUS for updates and report to your MOM console: Install FCS via the command line to the image: Clientsetup.exe /MS xxx /CG xxxxx MOM...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Edu LiveMeetings

    Are you paying for your current Anti-Virus/Anti Spyware solution based on the number of PC’s you have on Campus? Does this agreement renew annually? Have you been wondering which IT Security licensing model will offer your institution the highest ROI for the lowest TCO, are site licenses cost effective...
  • Blog Post: Update: Windows Server 2008 Higher Education Feature shout out - Fine grained password policy

    Here's an update to this feature shout-out. My customer is already running Windows Server 2008 AD and below a description of the solution: Today we are actually implementing Complex passwords. Our goal for Server 2008 and complex passwords was the ability and flexibility of setting different password...
  • Blog Post: Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

    The Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint provides authoritative guidance and tools to deploy a pre-built, customizable SharePoint solution that teams can use to collaborate with partners outside the firewall. The toolkit has a web-based interface, so it’s easy to use. Using this free toolkit...
  • Blog Post: You're In Control: Microsoft Launches Security and Management Solutions

    Starting today, You're in Control with Microsoft® Forefront™ and Microsoft System Center. Today, Microsoft announced the release of two new products: Forefront Client Security and System Center Essentials 2007. These new products show Microsoft’s continued commitment to helping you address IT security...
  • Blog Post: Higher Education Security Webcast - May 10th 2PM EST

    Please join this exclusive Webcast for our Microsoft Managed Higher Education Accounts. Our Security Solution Specialist, Dan Sommerman, will review Microsoft’s Comprehensive Security Product Portfolio and how Colleges and Universities can benefit from the Forefront Security Suite: -Greater protection...
  • Blog Post: Your Laptop Data Is At Risk - Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs

    You've seen the headlines. Mobile PCs are easy targets for theft. And news stories are appearing with increasing regularity about companies whose employees have either misplaced their mobile PCs, or had them stolen – laptops filled with sensitive employee or customer information. Losing confidential...
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