Licensing Information About Forefront Client Security

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Summary

Microsoft Forefront Client Security provides unified malware protection for business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems that is easy to manage and control. Built on the same highly successful Microsoft protection technology already used by millions of people worldwide, Forefront Client Security helps guard against emerging threats such as spyware and rootkits, as well as traditional threats such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.

There are two parts to the Forefront Client Security solution.
  • Security Agent ? installed on business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems it provides real-time protection from and scheduled scanning for threats such as spyware, viruses, and rootkits.
  • Central Management Server ? which enables administrators to easily manage and update preconfigured or customized malware protection agents and generate reports and alerts about the security status of their environment.


Home Page: http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/default.mspx



Volume Licensing

For general information about Volume Licensing see VKB936789

Online Services

Volume Licence Speciality Server is based on a Monthly Subscription based licensing model. The Licenses and any software provided are non-perpetual and expire with the end of the agreement. Online services use a combination of Services Subscription Licenses (SSL), User and Device Subscription Licenses (USL/DSL) and Add-on Subscription Licenses (Add-on SL).

For more information on the general licensing terms of Online Services see VKB939478.



Forefront Client Security Exceptions and Additional Terms

Forefront Client Security licensed under Online Services includes the follow exceptions and additional to the general licensing terms:
  • Use in a Dedicated Training Facility ? You must acquire User SLs, Device SLs and Add-on SLs as described above to use the online service and software that comes with the online service in a dedicated training facility, despite anything to the contrary in your volume license agreement.
  • Use Under Renewals ? To prevent its unlicensed use, certain features of the online service may be disabled upon the third anniversary of the date on which you first use the online service. If you renew your right to use the online service, we will provide you with the means to extend that date.
  • Substitution of Scan Engines ? We may substitute comparable software and files for the online service?s
    • anti-virus and anti-spam software; and
    • signature files and content filtering data files.
  • License terms for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Technology ? The software includes MOM 2005 Technology. Except as expressly provided for additional MOM software below, you may run, at any one time, one instance of that technology in one physical or virtual operating system environment on one server. You may use the MOM 2005 Technology solely to support your use of the software and online service.
  • License Terms of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Technology ? These license terms apply if your edition of the software includes SQL Server 2005 Technology. Except as expressly provided for additional SQL Server software below, you may run, at any one time, one instance of that technology in one physical or virtual operating system environment on one server. You may use the SQL Server 2005 Technology solely to support your use of the software and online service.


Service Subscription Licenses (SSL)

Service Subscription Licenses (SSL) is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service across an entire organization. Forefront Client Security requires the following SSL:
  • Forefront Client Security Services SL is required for each server running the Forefront Client Security Management Console (Central Management Server)


User/Device Subscription Licenses (USL/DSL)

A User or Device Subscription License (USL/DSL) is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service for a particular user or device. Forefront Client Security requires the following USL/DSL:
  • Forefront Client Security User SL is required for any users who access the Security Agent software software
    NOTE: Enterprises which license Forefront Client Security on a USL basis can also provide there employees with use of the Security Agent software for both work and home PC's
  • Forefront Client Security Device SL is required for any device that runs the Security Agent software.


Add-on Subscription Licenses (Add-on SL)

An Add-on Subscription License (Add-on SL) is generally required to enhance or ?add-on to? the functionality of an online service across an entire organization. Forefront Client Security includes the following Add-on SL:
  • None


Fully Packaged Product

Forefront Client Security is not available as a Fully Packaged Product.

Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM)

Forefront Client Security is not available as a Fully Packaged Product.

MORE INFORMATION

Useful Links

Pre-Sales Information about Forefront Client Security - VKB940907

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Article ID: 940908 - Last Review: 10 August 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Customer Service and Support Information
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security
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