Friday 12 February 2010

Microsoft Forefront TMG (Threat Management Gateway) - Introduction

Microsoft TMG is the successor to ISA Server 2006, which still has the features from ISA, such as an application layer enterprise class firewall, with proxy, cache and VPN services. So all the good things from ISA 2006 that we know and love are still there.

There are many new features within TMG, including:
  • Gateway anti-virus scanning, which uses the Microsoft scanning engine
  • URL filtering, which can web traffic using Microsoft Reputation Services
  • HTTPS inspection, using dynamically, self signed or trusted CA certificates
  • Network Inspection System, which is vulnerability based intrusion dection & prevention
  • Email Protection, as TMG can be the Exchange Edge Transport for Exchange 2007 SP2 or 2010, as well Forefront protection for Exchange
  • Remote Access, using SSTP, Direct Access and NAP integration
  • Forefront Protection Manager integration
  • SCOM 2007 & 2007 R2 integration
  • ISP redundancy for two links
  • VoIP (SIP) support
  • Enhanced NAT, to allow one-to-one NAT

Thanks to Celestix, and Richard Hicks for providing the above information.
At e92plus, we have a webinar to give a more comprehensive introduction to Microsoft TMG and the Celestix MSA appliance range.  Book your place here

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