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  • Problems when installing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 on a TMG configured for Mail protection

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 2 2010, 8:32 PM. Posted in Exchange, ISA, ForeFront.

    TMG can be configured in a Mail protection role. In such configurations Forefront Protection for Exchange and Exchange Server (edge transport role) are installed on the same machine as TMG.

    We have identified problems when installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that was released last week on such deployments.

    Root cause SP1 made some changes to the SDK including removing some of the existing cmdlets (see more information here).

    When Email protection is configured on TMG and Spam Filtering functionality is enabled, TMG uses one of the cmdlets that has been removed (get-antispamupdates) in SP1. As a result, Microsoft Forefront TMG Managed Control service fails to start and the event viewer will contain a message that the service terminated with the following error : %%-2146233088 : What we are doing to address this problem

    The TMG team is fully committed to addressing this problem and is working on a fix which will be publically available soon. We recommend refraining from installing Exchange 2010 SP1 on TMG machines until the fix is available. We will publish another blog post when the fix becomes available.

    If you are already affected by this problem and need urgent assistance, please contact Microsoft support (http://support.microsoft.com).

    Source: ISABLOG

  • Update for Forefront TMG 2010 (KB 980674)

    Posted by bink on April 15 2010, 2:31 PM. Posted in ISA.

    VPN site-to-site connections may not work after enabling NLB.

    In an array-based TMG 2010 deployment with Integrated NLB enabled, traffic may not reach its destination. The most visible example is IPSec/PPTP/L2TP VPN site-to-site with NLB enabled, where resources are inaccessible on either side of the tunnel as soon as Integrated NLB is enabled. Please note that this software update is a language-neutral release and may be installed on all languages of Forefront TMG 2010.

    Download details Update for Forefront TMG 2010

     

    KB980674 (not online yet at time of this writing)

  • Forefront TMG 2010 documentation now available on TechNet

    Posted by RayC on December 29 2009, 10:29 PM. Posted in Security, ISA, ForeFront.

    Forefront TMG 2010 TechNet documentation is now live with Forefront TMG Release to Web content. This release of the documentation culminates a customer- and solutions-focused effort undertaken by the Forefront TMG User Assistance team since the release of ISA Server 2006, resulting in a new content structure, new content, and the streamlining of previously-available content.

    New structure

    The new content structure focuses on Forefront TMG’s core value to your business: protecting IT environments from Internet-based threats, while providing both internal and remote users fast and secure access to the Internet and to internal applications and data. The Planning and Design, Deployment, and Operations guides are synched to guide the Forefront TMG administrator through system deployment in various topologies, enabling access through Forefront TMG, and setting up the protection of organizational resources from Internet-based threats.

    More information at source

  • Evaluate Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 RTM

    Posted by bink on November 16 2009, 2:56 PM. Posted in ISA.

    Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is available for download in both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.

    Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. It provides multiple protection capabilities including URL filtering*, antimalware inspection*, intrusion prevention, application- and network-layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection – that are integrated into a unified, easy to manage gateway, reducing the cost and complexity of Web security. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is available for download in both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. *Requires Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service.

    Download details Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010

  • Microsoft ForeFront Threat Management Gateway is RTM

    Posted by bink on November 12 2009, 5:06 PM. Posted in ISA, ForeFront.

    Eric Denekamp is at TechED 2009 Berlin and he just tweeted that Microsoft ForeFront Threat Management Gateway is RTM!

    Finally over 3 years after ISA 2006 release, finally 64 bits support.

    The TMG blog doesn’t mention anything yet and don’t bother to check Technet either.

    Will post more info when I have it.

  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Release Candidate

    Posted by bink on October 12 2009, 4:20 AM. Posted in ISA, ForeFront.

    Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is available for download in both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
     
    It provides multiple protection capabilities including URL filtering*, antimalware inspection*, intrusion prevention, application- and network-layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection – that are integrated into a unified, easy to manage gateway, reducing the cost and complexity of Web security 
     
    *Requires Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service. 
     
    Register and Download At Source
     
  • Official names and pricing for “Stirling” / Public Beta of Forefront UAG

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 14 2009, 1:57 AM. Posted in ISA.

    Forefront codename “Stirling” - the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite for integrated, comprehensive protection across endpoints, servers and the edge – will be officially known as Forefront Protection Suite (FPS).  

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    FPS will include the products in the current suite, plus the Forefront Protection Manager (formerly known as the “Stirling” management console) and the Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service.

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    FPS pricing will remain the same as the current Forefront Security Suite and all of the component solutions will continue to be licensed on a subscription basis.  They will also be available independently, with Forefront Protection Manager included. (Note that the Forefront Threat Management Gateway license is sold separately on a per processor basis.)

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    At WPC we are also announcing the following new product solution names:

    ·         Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 - current version is Forefront Client Security

    ·         Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server - current version is Forefront Security for Exchange Server

    ·         Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint - current version is Forefront Security for SharePoint

    ·         Forefront Online Protection for Exchange - currently called Forefront Online Security for Exchange

    ·         Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service - the next generation of ISA Server 2006. 

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    The new FPS solutions are currently in beta and final versions will ship over the course of the latter half of 2009 and the first half of 2010. 

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    Public beta 2 of Forefront Unified Access Gateway<o:p></o:p>

    Forefront Unified Access Gateway beta 2 is available for download at www.microsoft.com/forefront.  UAG provides secure, virtually anywhere access to messaging, collaboration and other applications, increasing productivity and policy compliance.  UAG also extends the benefits of Windows DirectAccess across the enterprise, enhancing scalability, deployment and management.

    <o:p> </o:p>Official name for “Geneva”<o:p></o:p>

    The three components of Microsoft “Geneva” – the upcoming open platform providing simplified user access and single sign-on for cloud and on-premises applications – have the following names:

    ·         Active Directory Federation Services   formerly known as “Geneva” Server

    ·         Windows Identity Foundation – formerly known as “Geneva” Framework

    ·         Windows Cardspace – same as current version

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  • Forefront TMG Beta 2: Virtualization Ready

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 28 2009, 5:08 AM. Posted in ISA.

    As Forefront TMG Beta 2 starts to really make its rounds, we hear from many of the community: “What about virtualization?  Will TMG be virtualization ready?  Can we run as a VHD now?  Can TMG be used as a virtual security solution in my data center?”  My answer to all of those questions: “You bet it can!”  We specifically knew the trends of our customers, data center consolidation and also branch office deployments are looking at virtualization as not only a cost savings for their environments, but also a step towards what we call dynamic computing.  TMG is not only tested to be run in a virtual environment, but we believe it is an optimum solution for IT professionals and architects looking to provide a defense in depth solution in their virtual environments where the threats are unknown and the workloads dynamic.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>What makes using TMG in dynamic environments so compelling is that you can very easily deploy your protection workload dynamically as the load increases or your workforce shifts to various geographical locations.  In addition, workload redundancy becomes simple with the ability to add an additional instance of a workload while you perform maintenance or changes to your environment.  Last, but not least, it provides very flexible deployments of different roles with the same base configuration.  We internally have found enormous benefits in using virtualization not only for our demonstrations and testing, but also for providing a very dynamic environment for taking snapshots of configurations and analyzing them for the best possible solutions.  You can expect to see more details and information as we get closer to release of TMG, but to get you started, we do have a number of considerations and best practices available now that can be applied to both ISA and TMG beta deployments:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc891502.aspx.<o:p></o:p>We look forward to your feedback and hearing how you plan to deploy or use virtualization in your environments.  <o:p></o:p>

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  • Ronald Beekelaar on Stirling

    Posted by bink on July 18 2008, 7:57 PM. Posted in ISA.

    I met up with Ronald Beekelaar at TechEd and he tells us about what is new and gives some setup/install tips for Forefront Stirling.  Additionally, we hear about Ronald's experience with having his own IT business.  He tells us how he got started, how much freedom he has in his schedule, and recommendations on if you are interested in starting your own IT business.For more information and to download Stirling:http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/stirling/

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  • It is here ISA Server 2006 Service Pack 1!

    Posted by bink on July 3 2008, 5:24 PM. Posted in ISA.

    Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Service Pack 1 introduces new features and functionality to ISA Server 2006 Standard and Enterprise Editions.
     
    The new features focus on configuration change management and enhanced troubleshooting designed to help you identify and resolve ISA Server configuration issues within the ISA Server Management console. The service pack includes the following new features and feature improvements:• Configuration Change Tracking—Registers all configuration changes applied to ISA Server to help you assess issues that may occur as a result of these changes. • Test Button—Tests the consistency of a Web publishing rule between the published server and ISA Server.• Traffic Simulator—Simulates network traffic in accordance with specified request parameters, such as an internal user and the Web server, providing information about firewall policy rules evaluated for the request.• Diagnostic Logging Viewer—Now integrated as a tab into the ISA Server Management console, this feature displays detailed events on packet progress and provides information about handling and rule matching.Improvements for existing features, including:• Support for integrated NLB mode in all three modes, including unicast, multicast, and multicast with Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP). Previously, ISA Server integrated NLB-supported unicast mode only.• Support for use of server certificates containing multiple Subject Alternative Name (SAN) entries. Previously, ISA Server was able to use either only either the subject name (common name) of a server certificate, or the first entry in the SAN list.• Support for Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD) cross-domain authentication. Credentials from users located in a different domain than the ISA Server, but in the same forest, can now be delegated to an internal published Web site by using KCD .• Support for client certificate authentication in a workgroup deployment. This removes the requirement to map each client certificate to an Active Directory® directory user account.For more information about this service pack, see Microsoft Article 943462. For general information about installing ISA Server updates and hotfixes, see Microsoft Article 885957.
     
    Download Sp1, release notes and doc at Source
     
  • A Look at Threat Management Gateway

    Posted by sumeethevans on May 28 2008, 2:24 AM. Posted in ISA.

    Microsoft support engineer Yuri Diogenes really digs into the Threat Management Gateway (TMG) beta.  TMG is the next version of ISA server that will be released with Stirling: 

    There are many things that you will notice and see that it is different from ISA Server 2006. As far as installation is concern there are some things that you need to remember:

    ·         IIS will be installed:  that’s correct; IIS now will be installed by TMG. You might be thinking: “I remember that we have issues with IIS and ISA in the same box…”.  You are right for ISA Server, but for TMG we need IIS because TMG needs SQL Reporting Services 2005 and SQL Reporting Services 2005 needs IIS. It is important to emphasize that IIS is not removed if you uninstall TMG.

    ·         64 bits System: although the final version of TMG requires a 64-bit processor and Windows Server 2008 64-bit, this beta version can be installed in a 32-bit system with Windows Server 2008.

    ·         WEBS: the TMG beta version that we have available for download it will be part of the Windows Essential Business Server. TMG will be available through WEBS Standard and Premium Edition.

     

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  • ISA Server 2006 Service Pack 1 Features

    Posted by sumeethevans on May 28 2008, 12:00 AM. Posted in ISA.

    Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Service Pack (SP) 1 will be available for your installation pleasure this summer!

    This Service Pack introduces new features and improved functionality for ISA Server 2006 Enterprise and Standard Editions. The new features focus primarily on enhanced troubleshooting mechanisms designed to help you identify and resolve ISA Server configuration issues.   Also included in this package are the updates we’ve promised for so long, such as SAN certificate support.

     

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    ISA Server 2006 SP1 includes the following new features:

    ·                     Configuration Change Tracking — logs all configuration changes applied to ISA Server configuration to help you backtrack through your change history.

    ·                     Web Publishing Rule Test Button — helps you verify that the rule configuration agrees with what is set at the published web server and provides specific suggestions when they disagree.

    ·                     Traffic Simulator — simulates network traffic as it would be seen by the ISA rules engine and gives you specific information about traffic processing along the way.

    ·                     Diagnostic Logging Query — an extension to the Diagnostic Logging feature provided in the Supportability Pack, this feature makes it much easier to see only the data that is relevant to the current troubleshooting effort.

     

    ISA Server 2006 SP1 also includes such feature improvements as:

    ·                     Support for Network Load Balancing (NLB) multicast and multicast with IGMP operations (KB 938550)

    ·                     Support for certificates with multiple Subject Alternative Name (SAN) entries in published web servers

    ·                     Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD) authentication supports trusted-domain user accounts (KB 942637 )

     

    For additional feature improvements, see "Improvements to existing features" later in this document.

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