Forefront 2.0 = Forefront Protection Suite

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Official Name for Forefront Stirling
** Today at the World Partner Conference Microsoft announced the official names and pricing for Forefront ‘Stirling’. The suite with codename ‘Stirling’ will be officialy named : Forefront Protection Suite (FPS).

The Forefront Protection Suite will include all the products from the former Forefront Security Suite and the Forefront Protection Manager and the Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service.

Pricing
The Forefront Protection Suite will be available for the same pricing range as the current versions. All the component solutions will continue to be licensed on a subscription basis. They will be available independently (incl. Forefront Protection Manager). Forefront Threat Management Gateway will be sold on a per processor basis.

Old vs. New names

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  <strong>New Name</strong>
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  Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
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  Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
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  Forefront Protection 2010 for Sharepoint
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  Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
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  Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service
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Current Name
Forefront Client Security
Forefront Security for Exchange Server
Forefront Security for Sharepoint
Forefront Online Security for Exchange
ISA Server 2006

Right now all the Forefront Protecion Suite Solutions are in beta, but the final products will become available somewhere between the last half of 2009 and the first half of 2010!