Analyst Rob Enderle: "By focusing on the employee, Microsoft is beginning to address what I believe are some of the most vulnerable parts of the current enterprise. With this, Microsoft is beginning to transition from a company trying to catch up to the market to one that is trying to lead it."
Analyst Chenxi Wang, principal analyst for security and risk management at Forrester. "This is a major step up from what ISA could do in securing Web access. If Microsoft wants to play more in the enterprise security game, it needs to add more functionality to it, and they did in this release."
Customer George Podolak of Architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, a TMG customer, uses the gateway to protect both its end users and the business from malware when its users visit social networking or other sites. "I'm not against Facebook [and we allow our users to access it], but when you're using it, we don't want you to wander off to a malware site."