Friday, 12 December 2008

SBS 2008 - Licensing Forefront Server Security for Exchange on Open Value

We have decided to keep Forefront as part of our network protection topology. So far, in our spam protection experiment Forefront Server Security for Exchange is doing a fantastic job of filtering out all of the garbage.

To go beyond the trial period and license Forefront Server Security for Exchange SP1, we will be setting up an Open Value Agreement for our clients that do not already have one.

The part number is: 9SG-00069. This is the first year part number. If our client already has an agreement in its second or third year, we would either purchase using the SKU for the year, or set up a new agreement depending on what else would need to be licensed.

This SKU is for a monthly subscription which is very inexpensive. When ordering from the distributor, the order quantity will be 12 (12 months) per user being licensed.

It is well worth the minimal cost per year per user.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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1 comment:

Martin said...

Thank you for the useful post. I have a SBS 2008 installation and would like to use Forefront to protect the entire server.

Unfortunately I am having trouble finding information regarding what I need to accomplish this. I am hoping that you can point me in the right direction.

Presumably I need something to protect the file system from viruses now that One Care is defuncty and something to provide security for Sharepoint. The Exchange component came with the server. Which of the Forefront products are suitable and will work with SBS 2008?

Thank you and Happy Holidays!