Vedant Kulshreshtha

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Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010

Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010

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Recently published Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products diagram illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint 2010 Products.

  • Edge firewall
  • Back-to-back perimeter
  • Back-to-back perimeter with cross-farm services
  • Back-to-back perimeter with content publishing (and optional TMG caching)
  • Split back-to-back
  • Split back-to-back optimized for content publishing

It also provides a comparison of ISA Server, Forefront TMG 2010, and Forefront UAG 2010 when used as a firewall or gateway product with SharePoint 2010 Products.

Feature

ISA 2006

Forefront TMG

Forefront UAG

Built-in features for configuring SharePoint publishing

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Network load balancing

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Array support

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Mobile access

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Rich authentication

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ü

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Endpoint health detection

 

 

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Granular access policies

 

 

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Information leakage mitigation

 

 

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Unified portal for publishing multiple LOB apps

 

 

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DirectAccess

 

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* DirectAccess is partially supported for Forefront TMG 2010

Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) provides secure Web publishing of applications, using SSL. Forefront UAG provides access to internal resources for remote employees and partners. It adds the following capabilities to the SharePoint 2010 Products extranet solution:

  • Secure access to SharePoint sites from mobile devices - Authentication of mobile users using a dedicated interface for mobile devices.
  • Health-based endpoint authorization - Access policies that are based not only on the user's identity and the information exposed, but also on the condition of the client endpoint.
  • Information leakage mitigation - Cleanup of the client endpoint, including cache, temporary files, and cookies.
  • Authenticate directly from rich clients – Use Microsoft Office Forms Based Authentication (MSOFBA) or basic authentication to enable rich client programs to directly access SharePoint sites.

HTH.

Comments
  • Hi Vendant

    First, many thanks for posting this. Through your post I was able to determine that ISA 2006 would at least support publishing SharePoint 2010 sites. Obviously UAG will offer a better support.

    The company I work for has many years experience developing SharePoint Extranet extensions and for SharePoint 2010 we've come up with a great solution for creating extranet areas on the basis of SiteCollections. This way the SharePoint limitation on the number of web applications on a server (according to Microsoft around 20) is bypassed. I've posted a description of this solution here: www.getsharepoint.ch/.../collaboration-with-partners-suppliers-and-clients-a-sharepoint-extranet

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