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Microsoft Strengthens SharePoint Security

The so-called consumerization of IT trend has seen social networks and other collaborative technologies increasingly find their way into the enterprise.

While many companies welcome improved collaboration as a means to more streamlined communications and increased productivity, gains can quickly be undone by security mishaps. eSecurityPlanet reports on Microsoft's latest moves to make its popular SharePoint platform more secure.

Microsoft quietly announced that it is shipping two new IT products aimed at keeping the enterprise safe while at the same time enabling secure collaboration among workers using its SharePoint tools.

The two Microsoft products—Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0—began shipping Wednesday, according to company officials.

Along with the new products, Microsoft is also talking up the security philosophy behind the products and how that fits with the company's overall vision of secure collaboration using Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration technology.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
Microsoft Debuts New Forefront Security Tools