The ISA Server 2006 has won the Reader’s Choice Award for best software-based Firewall, based on voting by IT pros. We’re especially proud to be nominated directly by our customers. WindowSecurity.com conducts monthly polls to discover which product is preferred by Network Security administrators in a particular category of third party network security solutions. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on the visitors’ votes.
Last week, we will released product updates for Internet Security & Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 and Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007. This is the first time we have synchronized updates for our edge security solutions as we move toward better integration across our Forefront edge security and access product line. The updates include:
IAG 2007 Service Pack 1 adds Windows Vista client support, improved performance, stability and security, and enables new solutions with select feature enhancements. Key updates delivered with SP1 include:
· Broader client support with Windows Vista and Windows Mobile 5.0 (for Exchange ActiveSync push e-mail).
· Better enterprise integration through ADFS deployment scenarios and support, as well as KCD support for SmartCard-only authentication.
· A Stronger platform with up to a 6X performance increase in certain scenarios (HTTP) and upgrade support on Whale 4700 2U hardware (software version 3.6 only).
ISA Server 2006 SU provides new troubleshooting options and tools available directly from the ISA Server Management console, including new diagnostic logging functionality, and enhanced log viewer and log filter options for ISA Server 2006 Standard and Enterprise Editions. Key updates delivered with the SU include:
· Enhanced troubleshooting
o Improvements to the ISA Server Management console with the addition of a new Troubleshooting node
o Integration with the Microsoft ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer tool
· Improved logging and analysis
o Enhanced log viewing and filtering functionality
o Updated diagnostic logging, including over 200 new diagnostic logging events
Read more at http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/edgesecurity