Here is the article from NETWORKWORLD about Microsoft's strategy for the Forefront brand. 

Microsoft Thursday began detailing a security strategy that will see it combine its identity management efforts with its Forefront security products built for clients, servers and the network edge.

The company plans to integrate its security and identity products under the Forefront brand, offer software-as-a-service versions and present it all as a layered defense of access and control for its corporate infrastructure software.

..."Customers are asking us to protect everywhere and access anywhere," says JG Chirapurath, director of the identity and security business group at Microsoft. "The protection is across multiple layers and on cloud, physical or virtual platforms."