Microsoft has decided to drop a standalone product designed to protect PCs
against malware threats in order to concentrate on server-based security and
management software and hosted services.
Stirling, the next generation of the Forefront Protection Suite for end
points (clients), was already delayed and was finally put down in a blog post on
Tuesday. The Forefront team explained that Redmond had made the decision in
order to align "security management with systems and application management".