Today, as a result of our effort to better align security and protection solutions with the workloads and applications they protect, Microsoft is announcing changes to the roadmaps of some of the security solutions made available under the Forefront brand.
For collaboration protection, SharePoint and Lync Servers will continue to offer the built-in security capabilities that many customers use to protect shared documents. For remote access, DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access Server (RRAS) VPN in Windows Server 2012 provide secure remote access for Windows and cross-platform clients, as well as cross-premise access through site to site VPN. Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 also continues to provide secure application publishing and cross-platform SSL VPN remote access for a range of mobile devices. We will continue to provide maintenance and support for the following Forefront solutions through the standard Microsoft support lifecycle (see chart below), but the discontinued Forefront offerings will no longer be available for purchase as of Dec. 1, 2012.
It is important to note that there are no significant changes to the Forefront Identity Manager or Forefront Unified Access Gateway roadmaps. These solutions continue to be actively developed. Forefront UAG 2010 SP2 was released in August 2012 and Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 was release in June 2012. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your Microsoft or partner sales representative.
The Forefront Product Teams
In which product will the functionality forward proxy be included in the future ?
What product would Microsoft "recommend" to replace TMG for both reverse proxy and for proxying internal users to the internet? If we go with a third party product, why shouldn't we replace more of the Microsoft infrastructure as well?
Sad news, are there any information about UAG roadmap published somewhere?
So what is the road map for web proxy services? Are these being rolled into UAG?
So from Exchange 2013 and forward there will be no local FPE for antimalware except the builtin? If you need more protection you HAVE to use the cloud Exchange Online Protection?
Will this built-in E2013 antimalware inclyde any Antivirus scan capabilities? Or only antispam?
What do you plan to replace caching, secure web gateway and firewall features from TMG?
WOW Microsoft we didn't expect that from you.
what about security is there no Interest to invest in that ??
this is one of the most important things today.
Very bizarre mmmmm.............
What about TMG's firewalling and proxying?
Is Microsoft merging all their local stuff to be aligned with Cloud Computing or It is just a usual discontinution?
Will we have a new front end firewall from Microsoft?
Well ... now what else in order to publish Exchange CAS and/or Lync ?
This post is driving questions from customers who were looking TO Deploy Forefront in the near future... Any additional details to share? If you were the customer, and you wanted to deploy our latest product (with the longest support lifecycle) what is the recommended course of action? Thx!
Sad news.....especially for TMG....such a great product.
Thats not good!
How do we publish exchange and web services if TMG 2010 discontinued?