The Final Countdown for Forefront TMG

It has been awhile since I talked about TMG here, but the fact of the matter is that one of the most important TMG services is coming to an end in December 31st 2015. As you know TMG uses Microsoft Reputation Services (MRS) for URL categorization and this service is approaching to an end, as…


Forefront TMG – NIS Update for CVE-2011-3414

Hello folks and Happy New Year for you all !! If you are running Forefront TMG 2010 and has NIS (Network Inspection System) enabled and updated, you probably notice a new signature that was released to assist you protecting against CVE-2011-3414 (part of MS11-100) as shown below: Notice also that the response it is already…


Troubleshooting NIS on Forefront TMG

Last March I delivered a presentation in Redmond on the MVP Summit about NIS and I’m sharing with you here a summarized version of this presentation (as the full presentation has some NDA content): In Episode 3 of From End to Edge and Beyond you can also watch a demo on how NIS can block…


Forefront Contest Final Results

For the last three weeks I was interacting with you in this contest, it was fun to me to write those questions, to receive your answers and chat about the results. Today I’m going to give you the answers for the last round (FPE) and also the final result with the name of the professional…


Forefront Contest Last Round is Over

Yesterday the last round of questions for the Forefront quiz were published, the numbers were even lower than with UAG, 6 out 16 contestants answered the FPE questions. I guess I will never see again what I saw with TMG where 16 contestants were answering all questions. In this round only 2 received bonus point…


Forefront Contest Last Round – FPE Questions

I hope you had a great weekend and that you are now ready for the last round of questions, now about Forefront Protection for Exchange, one of the leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Gateway category. Before we start I recommend you to review the rules on the following posts: http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2011/03/25/forefront-contest-quiz-will-begin.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2011/03/28/forefront-contest-round-one-tmg-questions.aspx Having…


Results for the Forefront Contest Round Two

It’s Friday and this means that we have the results for the round two (UAG), without delays let’s move on to the answers: Question 1) A Question 2) A Question 3) F,T,F,T Question 4) C Question 5) C In this round we didn’t have too many questionable scenarios; most of the contestants didn’t have difficult…


Forefront Contest Round Two–Time is Over

In the last 24 hours the questions for the Forefront quiz round two were published, for my surprise from the 16 contestants that were participating last week only 50% answered questions this week. Not sure why this happened, maybe not many people use UAG? Maybe people are too scary of UAG? Not sure why this…


Forefront Contest Round Two – UAG Questions

I hope you had a great weekend and that you are now ready for the second round of questions. Before we start I recommend you to review the rules on the following posts: http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2011/03/25/forefront-contest-quiz-will-begin.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/yuridiogenes/archive/2011/03/28/forefront-contest-round-one-tmg-questions.aspx Having read that, let’s move on to the UAG questions: Question 1) What is the name of the native Forefront…


Results for the Forefront TMG Contest Round One

I would like to start today’s post with a BIG THANK YOU for your GREAT participation; regardless of the result I think that the learning experience is the most important thing here. Now let’s go to the results: Question 1) C Question 2) B Question 3) A Question 4) D Question 5) A,C (only the…