At TechEd, Microsoft announced the release of Intelligent Application Gateway Service Pack 2 (SP2). IAG is a remote access gateway that boosts productivity by giving mobile and remote workers, partners and customers easy, flexible and secure access to virtually any application from a broad range of devices and locations. IAG includes a variety of features, pre-configured policies and tunnels that allow access to virtually any application from any location – securely! It is a good example of our ongoing focus on integrated identity and security solutions that help customers protect their assets and manage costs.
With SP2, Microsoft has added for IAG the “ability to run as a virtual machine on Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V you can now run IAG virtually! This can help lower costs and basically increases flexibility. Furthermore, customers can choose to virtualize their disaster recovery systems for easier roll-out. [But also] enhanced interoperability with non-Windows environments (such as Firefox, Linux and Mac): We’ve added end-point detection and Attachment Wiper capabilities for users coming from non Windows+IE environments, increasing the security and productivity from these platforms”.