Microsoft representatives are at the company's IT Forum Barcelona today where they discussed their Forefront Security solutions. The company released Forefront Client Security into public beta. It helps protect against malware and includes functionality you'd expect to gain from anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions.

Coming up for December is the impending release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server & Forefront Security for SharePoint. Like Client Security, these two solutions offer similar protection in addition to guarding against "inappropriate content," as Microsoft describes it.

The company also unveiled it's SharePoint Portal Optimizer and Dynamics CRM Application Optimizer for the Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG). The solutions introduce policy based access, content inspection, and "optimized application publishing." IAG itself provides a Web application firewall, endpoint security management, and secure application access via a SSL-based VPN.