Hello community, Yuri Diogenes here and this week’s spotlight article is the Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Survival Guide. This article was created based on three core pillars having security as a foundation for those pillars:

 

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Each pillar has the same level of importance of all others; however I consider the Planning pillar the most important. The reason why I believe this is so important is because if you skip this phase, chances are that all other phases will be compromised, resulting in potential failures down the road.

Nowadays where customers are migrating to the cloud, or planning this migration to happen in a near future, the high availability scenario for Internet access is key to success. For this reason the high availability section for this survival guide brings important considerations while planning for such deployment.

By baking security within the planning phase of the Forefront TMG deployment you are adding an extra value that will pay off with time. Identifying which authentication method should be used, best practices to install antivirus on a Forefront TMG Firewall can assist you not only in protecting your environment but also mitigate potential downtime on the Internet access.

The deployment section of this article is the one that the community contributed more, by updating the Forefront TMG 2010 rollup and Service Pack section with links to new KBs. This article had 17 revisions, some done by the community and some done by MS Employees.

Last but not least I want to emphasize how important it is to have your contribution on those “Survival Guides”. Every day our products are used in the market by different customers and different scenarios. Many customers will implement our products in scenarios that might have some similarity with an existing content, but others will deploy in a very unique way. Those that are deploying in an unique way might face some challenges that they want to bring awareness to the community to make sure that such scenarios are documented. I do believe that this is a great fit for the Survival Guide and we’re looking forward to see you contributing in this area.