Using Windows Server Update Service for the TMG Update Center

Introduction With the recent release of TMG and its dependency on Microsoft Updates for Network Inspection System (NIS) and Enhanced Malware Protection (EMP) updates, this seems like a good time to help you create a policy that will ensure TMG successfully obtains updates through your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) deployment. This TMGBlog posting discussed…


Deny Page Customization on Forefront TMG 2010

1. Introduction   With the addition of the Denied URL Request Action on Forefront TMG (see Figure 1) there are many questions around the capability to customize this page to change colors, add company’s logo, etc. This can be done just like it was possible to do with the regular error pages on ISA.  …


TMG ISP Redundancy ‘unleashed’

In this article I want to provide a detailed view on the configuration features of the ISP Redundancy features, which are not available from the TMG Management console. For a good overview about the ISP Redundancy feature and the configuration options in the management console have a look at Keeping High Availability with Forefront TMG’s…


Forefront TMG Rule Grouping

Overview Rule grouping is a new feature in Forefront TMG that allows you to organize rules into groups. Certain Forefront TMG wizards (VoIP, E-mail Protection) take advantage of rule grouping by collecting rules related to these scenarios into a single group. However, rule grouping is particularly helpful when there is a large number of rules….


TMG post deployment checklist

Today, more and more people deploying Forefront TMG for various business needs are approaching us, asking for a methodical post deployment sanity test checklist. Forefront TMG is packed full with new and existing features that need to be verified when deployment is completed. In this post I’ll list Forefront TMG SWG (Secure Web Gateway) features,…


Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Release

It is our pleasure to announce that Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 was released to manufacturing yesterday (Nov 16th, 2009) after completing 3 Beta releases and receiving extensive customer feedback. The trial version is available for download today, and the product will be widely available for purchase soon. We encourage you to download the…


Customizing the mobile device xHTML FBA page to allow password change

In this article I want to provide a quick guide, about how to modify the xHTML F(orm) B(ased) A(uthentication) page the client will receive, when it is connecting to a site published with FBA through ISA server 2006 using a mobile Client, e.g. running Windows Mobile. Every time a client connects to the ISA server…


Email Protection in Forefront TMG 2010 Release Candidate

Hello Community: As you probably know, Forefront TMG introduced the E-mail Protection feature in Beta 3. Since then we’ve made significant improvements based on our plans and your feedback. I’d like to go over the basics of installing Forefront TMG and the additional components necessary for e-mail protection, and point you to the relevant links…


TMG Customer ID for Reputation Services

In a previous blog entry, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Reputation Services Feedback and Error Reporting Portal (beta). The portal’s purpose is to allow anyone the ability to provide feedback to Microsoft on URL classifications. When a block page is presented to the end user, Forefront TMG includes a link offering the opportunity…