Microsoft Updates, Renames FrontBridge
Microsoft Corp. is releasing new versions of its software packages for safeguarding
and archiving e-mails and other corporate messages.
Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, which was known as FrontBridge Technologies
before Microsoft acquired that company, comprise of four products that can help
companies do things like minimize spam and viruses and archive messages for
legal and regulatory requirements.
The revamped product line will be available April 1 in most countries.
The products are offered as a service over the Internet, rather than as software
that companies have to install. Web-based offerings are growing in popularity
because they can be cheaper and easier for customers to deploy and less cumbersome
for software makers to update. Microsoft, which makes most of its money from
desktop-bound software like Windows and Office, is trying to make inroads into
Redmond-based Microsoft says the products, which will be sold directly to businesses,
are meant to complement other security safeguards that companies have on their