Microsoft Finally Rebrands Hosted Security

In 2005, Microsoft acquired Frontbridge, one of the major providers of hosted email security services.

When it launched the Microsoft-branded version of the service, it was named Exchange Hosted Services (EHS). At the time, we said this was confusing, because:

  1. It sounded as though it was a hosted Exchange service, rather than hosted services for your existing Exchange installation.
  2. The services weren't only for Exchange; they still worked with Notes/Domino and other email systems.
  3. There was no recognition of Microsoft's overarching security brand: Forefront.

Microsoft has now addressed these issues. The security components of EHS are now known as Forefront Online Security for Exchange.

It's only taken four years. The typical perils of a large, siloed company.

... Richi Jennings

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment. To comment, first join our community.