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  • Blog Post: Configuring Network Inspection System (NIS)

    Network Inspection System (NIS) , the vulnerability signature component of TMG Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), comes with a pre-defined recommended policy out of the box – this is the recommended configuration for NIS . Nevertheless, NIS supports granular control and policy configuration to comply...
  • Blog Post: The Road to RC Needs Telemetry

    Hello Community: I wanted to provide an update to everyone where we are at with the upcoming release and also put out a call to action for some help. First of all, an update on the product release. We have just internally completed our escrow test pass cycle for the upcoming release candidate (RC...
  • Blog Post: A Few Words on the TMG Firewall Client

    One of the more common questions I have heard recently from customers is: “Do I need to deploy the new TMG Firewall Client (FWC) to interoperate with TMG on down-level clients?” The very simple answer is no. The previous versions of the (ISA) firewall client work just fine with TMG and accordingly, the...
  • Blog Post: An Inside View: The Road From Beta to RTM

    Hello Community: I have not blogged in a while, so I thought I would provide some insights on what the team has been busy with since releasing Beta 3 in June. First, we have released a number of updates to NIS through Microsoft Update, our Beta 3 tools and SDK and also updates on how to use System...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Availability of Forefront TMG URL Filtering Telemetry Package

    URL Filtering Telemetry Package and Coverage Enhancements With Forefront TMG Beta3, we introduced URL filtering leveraging the Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS). As we approach the Forefront TMG release candidate and release to market, we are working to improve the coverage and accuracy of our...
  • Blog Post: Quick Report From TechEd 2009: A 360-Degree View of Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG

    Hello everyone: I wanted to write a quick blog post live from TechEd here in Los Angeles. First of all, I wanted to thank everyone who has stopped by and met with the team, provided feedback and also attended our sessions. We have been overwhelmed with the amount and level of enthusiasm around our...
  • Blog Post: Bing Safe Search, ISA Server and Forefront TMG

    Introduction With the release of Microsoft’s new search portal (AKA decision engine), the Bing team has offered a couple of methods by which you can filter out unwanted content; generally classified as “explicit”. Unfortunately, the first method outlined in the Bing blog doesn’t help ISA or TMG users...
  • Blog Post: URL Filtering is Here!

    Quick Introduction Hi Everyone, We are proud to introduce as part of Forefront TMG Beta3 one of the key elements in the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) role of Forefront TMG – URL Filtering. URL Filtering allows controlling end-user access to Web sites, protecting the organization by denying access...
  • Blog Post: TMG Network Inspection System (NIS) – “Attention Required” Feature

    Network Inspection System (NIS) , the vulnerability signature component of TMG’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), offers automatic and manual flagging of specific NIS signatures in TMG UI for future reference. Similar to important or unread emails flagging in outlook, NIS flags specific signatures...
  • Blog Post: Joining Microsoft Telemetry community with Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Beta 3

    Facing cybercrime, threatened by multiple network threats with never sufficient mitigations, how many times did you wonder: “I wish that there was something extra I can do”? One thing you can do is to join the Microsoft Telemetry Service. By joining the Microsoft Telemetry Service you will have direct...
  • Blog Post: Forefront TMG Beta 3 is Released

    Hi Everyone: Our third and final planned beta is upon us and I am proud to announce that Forefront TMG Beta 3 is not only feature complete, but it is publicly available for everyone to download . This is an important milestone for the team as we are for the first time publicly previewing our integrated...