Forefront TMG Client

Forefront TMG Client

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Hello Everyone:

I would like to introduce the new Forefront TMG Client (formerly known as Firewall Client).

As you might have noticed, we have changed the component’s name. This was done in order to emphasize the point that it is part of the Forefront family of products.

 

New functionality added:

  • HTTPS Inspection notification: When a user visits an HTTPS site and Forefront TMG HTTPS Inspection is configured to notify users that HTTPS inspection is applied, the Forefront TMG Client will display a message balloon notifying the user that the SSL traffic is being inspected. (This feature can be disabled on the Forefront TMG server or on the Forefront TMG client)

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  • AD Marker Support: Forefront TMG Client now supports a more secure method of automatically discovering the Forefront TMG server by querying Active Directory. In addition, the new mechanism allows the administrator to configure different Forefront TMG servers for different Active Directory sites, thus improving the connectivity experience by allowing the Forefront TMG client to use the closest Forefront TMG server.
    Note: by default, when the AD Marker is not available, the client will revert to the old methods. This behavior is configurable in the Forefront TMG Client control panel applet.

Forefront TMG Client will continue to support the following features:

  • Group- or User-based policies based for non-Web proxy TCP and UDP traffic.
  • Support for complex protocols without the need for an application filter.
  • Simplify routing configuration for large organizations.
  • Auto discovery, done by fetching the information from, DNS, WINS or DHCP servers

Please use the following tables to determine scenario and compatibility support limitations.

Operating system support

The following table summarizes the operating system support for Forefront TMG Client and Firewall client software.

Operating system

Forefront TMG Client

Firewall Client 2006 (Downloadable Version)

Firewall Client 2004

Firewall Client 2000

Windows® 7 /Windows Server 2008

Supported

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Windows Vista (all service packs)

Supported

Supported

Not supported

Not supported

Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows XP (all service packs)

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 2000

Not supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Client / Server Compatibility

The following table summarizes compatibility between Forefront TMG and ISA servers, and Forefront TMG and ISA clients.

 

Forefront TMG server

TMG MBE

ISA Server 2006

ISA Server 2004

ISA Server 2000

Forefront TMG Client

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Not Compatible

Firewall Client 2006

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Firewall Client 2004

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Firewall Client 2000

Not compatible

Not compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Compatible

Written by: Alon Yardeni, Program Manager

Reviewed by: Jim Harrison, Meir Feinberg, and Yaron Zakai Or.

Comments
  • I do not remember having installed Forefront on my windows 7 now  zone alarm tells me that frorefront is installed.

    how can I see what MS installs on my computer

    best regards

  • aparecio en mi equipo un mensaje que me quedan tres dias y se bloquiara mi equipo si no conecto ami servidor como ago para conectarme

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