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Implementing Forefront Protection
2010 for Exchange and SharePoint

This online course provides students with the knowledge and skills to envision, design, and deploy security solutions based on the Microsoft Forefront suite that protect organizations using Microsoft® Exchange Server and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server, enabling them to identify the requirements and make the appropriate design decisions that will come up during the deployment process, and providing hands-on experience with the products.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how Microsoft® Forefront™ Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Microsoft® Forefront™ Online Protection for Exchange protect an organization from mail-based threats.
  • Explain how to use Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server with Microsoft® Forefront™ Threat Management Gateway 2010 to build a secure mail relay server for edge e-mail filtering.
  • Describe how Microsoft® Forefront™ Protection 2010 for SharePoint protects the organization from threats involving data in SharePoint Server sites.

Learning Resources

Published on: 11/1/2010

Step 1

Secure Mail Relay using Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

This module explains the process for securing message transit within and outside of your organization, and using Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server to build a secure mail relay server for edge content filtering.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the mail threats facing organizations, and explain the key Forefront features that address those threats.
  • Explain how Forefront Threat Management Gateway and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server are deployed together for premium anti-spam and anti-malware protection at the network edge.
  • Describe in detail how the solution performs spam filtering, malware filtering, and content filtering.
  • Describe the implementation process for this scenario and how the solution is configured.
Step 2

Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

This module explains how Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server protects organizations from spam and malware coming from Internet mail.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the history of Microsoft® Forefront™ Antigen and Microsoft® Forefront™ Security products for Exchange Server, and explain the value proposition for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.
  • Describe how Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server integrates into Microsoft Exchange Server, the solution architecture, and the different deployment topologies.
  • Explain how the solution is managed, including the different configuration and update options.
  • Describe the product installation and configuration process.
Step 3

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

This module explains how Forefront Online Protection for Exchange provides Internet-based mail protection to enterprise organizations.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the main features and explain value proposition of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.
  • Describe how it should be positioned related to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server solutions and how both solutions can work together.
  • Explain the deployment process for FOPE.
Step 4

Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

This module explains how Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint prevents users from uploading or downloading documents containing malware, out-of-policy content, or sensitive information to SharePoint libraries.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the history of Forefront Security products for SharePoint, and explain the value proposition for Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint.
  • Describe how it integrates into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, the solution architecture, and the different deployment topologies.
  • Explain how the solution is managed, including the different configuration and update options.
  • Describe the product installation and configuration process.