To "align" its security and protection software, Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing five of its Forefront-branded products.
The company will stop selling Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP), Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS), Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG), and Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services (TMG WPS) as of December 1st, 2012. FPE, FPSP, FSOCS, and TMG WPS subscriptions will be supported until the earlier of December 31st, 2015, or each customer's current subscription date. TMG will receive mainstream support until April 14th, 2015, and extended support until April 14th, 2020.
Forefront Identity Manager and Forefront Unified Access Gateway will continue to be developed.
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