8 Reasons NOT to Use Microsoft Forefront TMG’s Reporting

I’ve been having a look through the reporting functionality included in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to find that not much has changed from ISA Server 2006. There is some new information regarding the newly implemented URL categorization and threat management technology, but there is very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information. Here is what I consider to be the 8 main limitations of Microsoft Forefront TMG’s reporting functionality.

Microsoft TMG and UAG Released! What is the difference?

Most of our customers using Microsoft ISA server are probably aware by now that Microsoft have released the new version of ISA server, which is now re-branded as Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG). In addition to this, Microsoft has also re-branded its Internet Access Gateway (IAG) to Unified Access Gateway (UAG).

Microsoft Forefront TMG Release Candidate now available

Microsoft have announced the availability of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Release Candidate (RC). This is the final public release of TMG before it is made available to purchase.

If you’re considering upgrading your ISA Server to TMG, this means that you can start your deployment using the Release Candidate, and simply switch it to a licenced version with no additional configuration changes once the full release is available.

Convert Microsoft ISA 2006 MSDE logs to WebSpy compatible text logs

A few customers have experienced some issues converting their ISA MSDE logs to text format using Microsofts MSDEToText.vbs script for ISA 2006. We’ve therefore created a modified version of the script that creates compatible log files for WebSpy software.

Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 3 Now available

A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Beta 3 release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) which will be replacing Microsoft ISA server. Well, it’s now been released and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

Enhancement to the Sophos Loader in Analyzer

We’ve made a modification to Analyzer’s Sophos loader so that it takes the value from the action field to determine blocked/allowed.

The fix can be applied to WebSpy Analyzer Giga 2.3, Analyzer Premium 4.3 or Analyzer Standard 4.3