BlueHat Prize - New $260,000 Contest
The inaugural Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest challenges security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory safety vulnerabilities. The solution considered to be the most innovative by the Microsoft BlueHat Prize board will be presented the grand prize of US $200,000, with $50,000 going to the runner up and a $10,000 MSDN Universal subscription for third place.

How Win32/FakeSysdef Corrupts Your Computer
Watch a short demonstration of how the Win32/FakeSysdef Trojan infects an unprotected computer, and find out how to remove the Trojan with Microsoft's Safety Scanner.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for Sept, 2010

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Forefront TMG and ISA Server

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Forefront TMG (ISA Server) Product Team Blog

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Understand ISA/TMG updates

“Slow Performance” accessing CRM IFD published with ISA/TMG

How to patch a TMG array– some thoughts on NLB high availability

Forefront Unified Access Gateway & Intelligent Application Gateway 2007

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 Technical Resources

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Forefront Unified Access Gateway Product Team Blog

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Detective agency

Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 SP1 has passed Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL 2+)

Accessing Enterprise vault archived emails through UAG

Forefront Edge on the Wiki

The home of community-generated content about Microsoft technologies — that anyone can edit! Read the latest wiki articles about TMG and UAG.




Software Update 1 Rollup 4 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

New KB’s

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway

FIX: Malware Scanning takes longer than expected in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 when you set the "Block files larger than (MB)" option to allow very large files

FIX: Users are prompted to authenticate when the ReturnAuthRequiredIfAuthUserDenied property is set to True, and users are denied access by an "All Users" rule in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: Partial content may be sent to a client when anti-malware inspection is enabled in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: The final ACK packet during an orderly closure of a SecureNAT client TCP connection may be dropped in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: Outgoing request failures may occur when HTTPS Inspection is enabled and web server connection timeouts occur in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: The TMG Firewall service (wspsrv.exe) may crash when the DiffServ Filter is enabled

FIX: Logging to a remote SQL Server database fails in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment when the database name includes a hyphen (-) character

FIX: When you install UAG, TMG installs first, and then the server crashes with a Stop error code: "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

FIX: You cannot access a website that does not support TLS v1.0 when you enable HTTPS inspection and set HTTPSiClientProtocols

FIX: "E-Mail Policy - Configuration Reapplied" alerts occur when the content of a File filter or a Message Body filter is removed in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: "E-Mail Policy - Configuration Reapplied" alerts occur when the "Scan inbound messages" check box or the "Scan outbound messages" check box is not selected in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment


Security Tip of the Month: IPv6 Security Considerations and Recommendations
IPv6 provides many benefits over Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). However, before deploying IPv6 you should be aware of additional security considerations. This article describes each of these security considerations in detail and provides Microsoft recommendations and best practices for mitigating the potential risks associated with IPv6 traffic. Find more helpful resources with the IPv6 Survival Guide.

DirectAccess Technical Drilldown, Part 1 of 2: IPv6 and Transition Technologies
Learn about IPv6 addressing, host configuration, and transitioning technologies including 6to4, Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP), Teredo, and IP over HTTPS (IPHTTPS). Through a series of demos, you will learn how to build an IPv6 network and interoperate with IPv4 networks and hosts. Unfamiliar with DirectAccess? Start with the technical overviews and test lab guides here.

DirectAccess Technical Drilldown, Part 2 of 2: Putting It All Together
Dive deep into IPSec and components that are only available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to build the DirectAccess infrastructure. Learn how to control access to corporate resources and manage Internet connected PCs through group policy. (Note: Part 1 is highly recommended as a prerequisite for Part 2.)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Technical Reference
The DHCP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard designed to reduce the administration burden and complexity of configuring hosts on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)-based network, such as a private intranet. Learn how to configure, deploy, and use DHCP in your environment—or get step-by-step guides to help you try out DHCP on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a test lab.

Using Certificates for IPsec Authentication
Learn how to use certificates to provide authentication for your IPsec connections. This demonstration modifies an authenticated and encrypted Telnet connection to use certificates for the authentication method instead of the Kerberos default.

Remote Access VPN Test Lab Extension: Adding IPv6 Connectivity
Learn how to configure IPv6 connectivity for the Corpnet subnet and for remote access VPN clients.

Netsh Technical Reference
Network shell (netsh) is a command-line utility that allows you to configure and display the status of various network communications server roles and components after they are installed on computers running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008. Also available as a download, this exhaustive reference includes information on Routing and Remote Access (RRAS), DHCP, IPv6, and much more.


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TRM contributors this month were Paul Devlin and Jonny Sharp