What you were waiting for so many months is finally ready and available for public download, Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is now RTM. I’m particularly excited for this product because I work with this line of product from Microsoft since Proxy 2.0 (back in 1997) and now I had a chance to see TMG growing from ground zero.
Since February 2008 this journey of engagement with TMG started, first with MBE and then with 2010 version. From there to now I delivered some presentations about TMG (TechReady, TechEd and MS Community Day were the main ones) and there is on slide in particular from my TMG presentation that I like to pause and discuss more about it, because it is really a question that many people will ask at some point, which is:
By looking to the spectrum of features that is listed in this slide you can see not only random features, but you can see how it fits in a edge scenario. This really reflects what TMG can do to answer this question because it gets the edge to another level of integration and control. Recently in TechEd EMEA 2009, David Cross (Product Unit Manager from TMG) was interviewed by David Tesar and he highlighted some of those features. Watch the complete interview at
TMG 2010 is not a dream anymore, it is reality and you probably will start playing with it soon; therefore you need resources to read more about this before deploy. Here are some useful links for that:
TMG 2010 Deployment Guide
TMG 2010 Operations Guide
TMG 2010 Troubleshooting Guide
Microsoft Press Book – Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion
Written by Jim Harrison, Yuri Diogenes and Mohit Saxena
Technical Reviewed by Tom Shinder
Foreword by David Cross
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