Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Service Update is Now Available!

I’m excited to announce a new release update of our online email protection service Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), which makes it easier for customers to manage hybrid email environments.  Many of you already know that Forefront is Microsoft’s line of protection, access and identity management products.  Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange is Microsoft’s online email protection service used by millions of users worldwide and placed in the leader’s quadrant in the 2010 Gartner Secure e-mail Gateways Magic quadrant.

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange  also provides the email protection solution for the upcoming Office 365 service.

FOPE Release 11.1 Highlights:

With this new 11.1 release of FOPE, customers get additional e-mail routing flexibility,  advanced Transport Layer Security options to ensure secure business communication and greater flexibility in spam filtering to help reduce false positives.  

Manage your hybrid environments: FOPE 11.1, provides additional e-mail routing flexibility for hybrid scenarios between Exchange Online and on-premises Exchange Server mailboxes. Learn more about how the new FOPE connectors enable “smart-host” capabilities.

Reduce False Positives: You can now set up a trusted mail flow channel with business partners via Skiplisting - a capability that helps reduce False Positives.

Secure your business channel: Multiple new  Transport layer security (TLS) options  ensure emails always pass via a secure communication channel.

Make it easier for partners to manage your security service: FOPE 11.1 allows your IT Partner to manage and administer FOPE for your organization with the new delegated administration experience.  Partners are now also provided a consolidated view of all the companies they manage.

If you are an existing FOPE customer, you are automatically provided these new updates.  If you are an Exchange Server customer interested in moving to an online service for protection, I encourage you to learn more about how the full capabilities of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.  You can also find out how customers like International Speedway Corporation and Sunbelt Rentals have benefited from the move to cloud protection with Microsoft. 

It is easy to get started with a 30 day Forefront Online Protection trial.  

Julia White

Senior Director, Exchange Product Management

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