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 Client introduces automatic detection using Active Directory

1. Introduction   The new TMG Client that is available on TMG 2010 is now capable of performing automatic discovery using a record that resides on Active Directory. TMG Client still able to use the traditional methods (DHCP / DNS) for automatic discovery, the difference now is that if both options are enabled on UI…


Common Problems while Implementing HTTPS Inspection on Forefront TMG 2010 RC

1. Introduction   The HTTPS Inspection feature on TMG 2010 can protect internal client workstation from accessing non legitimate HTTPS web sites. The whole idea is to avoid that client open a SSL tunnel with the destination server and the content that pass through this tunnel not being inspected, causing a potential way for malicious…


Introducing the Forefront Experts Blog

Hello Community: I have not been posting as much directly here on the technical blog as the rest of the team.  I hope you are enjoying the wave of technical content that is now coming out about the upcoming TMG release.  This was based on direct feedback and in response to your demand.  Let us…


Network Load Balancing (NLB) configuration settings in Forefront TMG: to clear or not to clear?

Introduction Network Load Balancing integration is one of the features that existed in the previous version of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. The concept of this functionality is described in Network Load Balancing Integration Concepts for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. The main idea is…


The Momentum is Building for TMG RTM

Hello Community: The momentum is building around the final phases of this release as we work towards our launch in Berlin at TechEd Europe in November.  Many of our partners will also be showcasing their products for TMG and many of our customers will hopefully be sharing some of their early success stories.  We are putting the…


The Road to RC Needs Telemetry

Hello Community: I wanted to provide an update to everyone where we are at with the upcoming release and also put out a call to action for some help.  First of all, an update on the product release.  We have just internally completed our escrow test pass cycle for the upcoming release candidate (RC) version. …


An Inside View: The Road From Beta to RTM

Hello Community:   I have not blogged in a while, so I thought I would provide some insights on what the team has been busy with since releasing Beta 3 in June.  First, we have released a number of updates to NIS through Microsoft Update, our Beta 3 tools and SDK and also updates on…


Office Web Components Advisory, ISA Server and Forefront TMG

Hello Community: I would like to clarify some points for you regarding the security advisory that was released on 13 July.  Microsoft Security Advisory 937432 provides information about a vulnerability in Office Web Components (OWC) and links to a mechanism to help mitigate this vulnerability. As many customers have noticed, ISA Server 2004 and ISA…


URL Filtering is Here!

Quick Introduction Hi Everyone, We are proud to introduce as part of Forefront TMG Beta3 one of the key elements in the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) role of Forefront TMG – URL Filtering. URL Filtering allows controlling end-user access to Web sites, protecting the organization by denying access to known malicious sites and to sites…