The first version of the new Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) has been released to manufacturing as part of the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) release. As I first blogged in April of this year, Forefront TMG is a new era for the ISA Server product line. It is taking us and our customers into new and innovative protection directions based on the ever-increasing threats we are seeing on the Internet today.
Forefront TMG, Medium Business Edition is fully integrated in Windows Essential Business Server and installed by default. One of the unique capabilities of this edition is the simplified setup and configuration – without taking away the ability for customers or value added service providers to provide the customization or control they may require for their specific environments. We took a specific approach in this release by asking the administrator what he/she wants to achieve, not how to do it. The end result is a server pre-configured with best practices for the most common security and access needs including Internet access, remote access and common firewall rules.