NIS & Anti-Malware Info is not updated as expected in Update Center

Today I would like to describe an easy way to solve a small visualization mismatch related to the Update Center of TMG 2010. If you are a Forefront Threat Management Gateway administrator in a country where English regional settings are not used, it could be possible that, when entering the TMG Update Center section, you’re…


How to Validate NIS Signature State

Introduction Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve heard of Forefront TMG 2010 and the Network Inspection System (NIS) feature it includes for identifying protocol abuse and detecting evil bits within the protocols. While I was wandering aimlessly through my Forefront TMG logs and alerts (what; you don’t?!?),…


Forefront TMG 2010 troubleshooting flowcharts on TechNet

The following Troubleshooting Web access protection topics have been released recently to Forefront TMG 2010 TechNet documentation, including troubleshooting flowcharts, diagnostics, and resolutions to various issues: Troubleshooting URL filtering—This topic provides guidance for diagnosing and resolving URL filtering common issues, and a flowchart to help you troubleshoot and resolve the following issues: Incorrect or unknown…


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…


TMG Network Inspection System (NIS) – “Attention Required” Feature

Network Inspection System (NIS), the vulnerability signature component of TMG’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), offers automatic and manual flagging of specific NIS signatures in TMG UI for future reference. Similar to important or unread emails flagging in outlook, NIS flags specific signatures for the administrator attention. Manual Flagging for Attention You can flag any signature…


Joining Microsoft Telemetry community with Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Beta 3

Facing cybercrime, threatened by multiple network threats with never sufficient mitigations, how many times did you wonder: “I wish that there was something extra I can do”? One thing you can do is to join the Microsoft Telemetry Service. By joining the Microsoft Telemetry Service you will have direct impact on the quality of our…


Configuring Network Inspection System (NIS)

  Network Inspection System (NIS), the vulnerability signature component of TMG Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), comes with a pre-defined recommended policy out of the box – this is the recommended configuration for NIS.  Nevertheless, NIS supports granular control and policy configuration to comply with your specific organization needs, troubleshooting and investigation requirements. In this blog,…


Introducing Forefront Network Inspection System (NIS) in TMG Beta 3 release

You may have had the opportunity to experiment with NIS when it was first released with TMG Beta 2 andich provies preliminary insights into the new technology provided technology preview of the new Network Inspection System. NIS is a protocol decode-based traffic inspection system that uses signatures of known vulnerabilities, to detect and potentially block…