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
BTW can someone explain to me how UAG is going to continue without the core TMG?
Got to be kidding me
Reverse proxy wise UAG is not as future rich as TMG :(
To bad. So we need to go for non-MS Product suite. >5000 Users. As gouvernance and compliance security is stratregic.....
Is all about money? Yes, it is. Good bye TMG and to the people who spend time learning and teaching about it. MONEY!!! that's all.
Microsoft leave it, people choose it. www.windowsecurity.com/.../WindowSecurity-Readers-Choice-Award-Firewall-Software-Microsoft-Forefront-Threat-Management-Gateway-Aug12.html
OK but FPE will be replaced or .... not by another product?
Very very sad, I love the TMG for its realibility and simplicity. I hope you will change your mind. We will never change on Cloud, neither my Clients want that. If there is no developing on it, I hope it will still be purchaseable for new Clients. UAG is far to expensive for small businesses. TMG was just ok an with argueable features.
FPE was really an amazing product. Almost no SPAM on my company.
Now, I have to pay more for a third party app to probably have an increase in SPAM?!
And, as a bonus, my 3y subscription for Forefront Security Suite will be worthless when I move to SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013.
how can I show sound and Battery in task bar(down in back ground)
I do not understand how you can close the development of such a product.
Worst decision after Vista & PowerShell. It seems, Microsoft works well for their own end....
Looks like we're going back to squid!
Looks like we're replacing our multiple TMG servers with Squid running on a toaster again.
What bad idea, the best firewall in this class must go on. MS do something, all firewall deployments will go to linux! And then other systems will follow!
MS what are you doing? Go back an heare what we need!!!
my last comment was not published - to bad.
I don´t understand your step with TMG, it is frustrating. And let me explain one thing: before I recommend one client to go to the cloud, I change my business and leave Microsoft behind - it is easier than you think. Windows 8 is one piece of the puzzle, stopping TMG the other. You will loose a consultant with 20 years of experience and deep knowledge in Exchange and TMG/UAG.