Microsoft TMG Gateway and ISA Server 2006
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 and Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 are multi-layer firewalls, VPN, proxy, and Web cache platforms that increase network performance while improving the protection of small business and enterprise networks against internal and external attacks that exploit web and email vulnerabilities. Forefront TMG is built on the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) architecture of ISA Server 2006, which is designed to make it easy and affordable for businesses to implement secure application publishing, efficient branch office gateways, and comprehensive web access protection.

Secure Application Publishing with Forefront TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 enables greater control over intranet resources, yet provides increased productivity by making them available to remote users. TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 help protect your corporate applications, services, and data across all network layers with stateful packet inspection, application-layer filtering and comprehensive publishing tools. As a Branch Office Gateway, TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 firewalls simplify administrator and user experiences through a unified firewall and VPN architecture, with web caching and bandwidth management, an optimized firewall and filtering engine, and extensive access control. Forefront TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 help provide Web Access Protection with a hybrid proxy-firewall architecture, granular policies, deep content inspection, plus comprehensive alerts and monitoring capabilities.

ISA Server 2006 has been replaced by Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG 2010), which is based on ISA Server 2006's architecture while providing a variety of enhanced features. Forefront TMG 2010 has in turn been discontinued by Microsoft, and the gateway security features offered by the product are typically handled by purpose-built hardware appliances from vendors such as Cisco, Barracuda, Check Point and WatchGuard. (See Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower Services consulting.) Progent's firewall integration experts can help you manage and troubleshoot your ISA Server 2006 or Forefront TMG 2010 environment or assess the business value of migrating to a more current solution. If you decide an upgrade makes sense, Progent can help you plan and execute a smooth, cost-effective migration, test and tune your firewall deployment, provide custom webinar training to your support staff, and deliver ongoing remote consulting and support services.

ISA Server 2006 Architecture

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Consulting
The architecture of ISA Server 2006, detailed in the above illustration, provides a flexible platform for a secure web gateway, a single-box all-purpose intrusion protection system, a remote access gateway, or a secure email relay.
  1. The core firewall engine operates in efficient kernel mode and integrates with the TCP/IP stack.
  2. The policy engine retrieves ISA Server policies from the policy store, and enforces them both in kernel mode, as part of the firewall engine, and in user mode, where the Microsoft Firewall service performs advanced functions, such as user authentication.
  3. An application filter API allows included protocol filters and third-party protocol filters to provide advanced services that integrate with ISA Server. The SMTP filter is an example of such a protocol filter.
  4. The Web Proxy Filter processes HTTP requests and performs application filtering on these requests. A Web filter API allows third-party Web filters to plug into the Web Proxy Filter for more advanced HTTP processing.
Key Features of Microsoft TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006
ISA Server 2006 offers a wealth of new features and benefits that provide more tightly integrated network security, easier management, higher performance, and better protection for business information and applications.

Integrated Security
Microsoft TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 offer tight security through integration with Microsoft applications and protocols such as Active Directory, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Load Balancing (NLB), and VPN Quarantine. Improvements in this area allow your business to:

  • Increase security and deployment flexibility for Web application servers through enhanced multi-factor authentication (smart cards and one-time passwords), flexible integration with Active Directory (LDAP), and customizable forms-based authentication for almost any Web application and client device.
  • Easily integrate TMG 2010 or ISA Server with your existing authentication infrastructure through enhanced authentication delegation (including NTLM, Kerberos, and SecurID), and gain more access control with improved session management that detects non-user traffic through automatic idle-based time-outs.
  • Maintain secure branch office infrastructure using Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) caching to accelerate the deployment of software updates and keep remote computers protected.
  • Help defend your network with Enhanced Flood Resiliency features for event handling and monitoring that provide better resistance to Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed DoS attacks.
  • Mitigate the effects infected computers have on your network with enhanced worm resiliency through simplified client Internet Protocol (IP) alert pooling and connection quotas.
  • Enhance attack remediation through extensive alert triggers and responses to notify administrators of network problems promptly.
Easier Management
Total cost of ownership of application-layer security can be reduced significantly by TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 through simplified deployment and management, plus server consolidation. ISA Server 2006 saves your company money by allowing IT managers to:
  • Simplify the process of securely publishing Exchange, Windows SharePoint Services, and other Web servers with easy-to-use wizards for multiple sites, and enhanced certificate administration to avoid configuration errors.
  • Easily deploy farms of Web servers behind TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 using session-based and IP-based affinity with automatic out-of-service detection using Web Publishing Load Balancing.
  • Easily deploy and configure TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 computers in branch offices by using answer files on removable media for unattended installation, and with easy-to-use VPN wizards to streamline connectivity.
  • Manage remote TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 computers more effectively with faster propagation of enterprise policies, reduced server requirements, and low-bandwidth optimizations.
  • Provide enhanced resource control by log throttling and control of memory consumption and pending DNS queries.
  • Unify management and monitoring across your TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 infrastructure with the Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager, and use enterprise-level and array-level policies to streamline control of security and access rules across your organization.
Faster and More Secure Access
TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006 offer secure and seamless user access to network resources with added speed achieved through caching. Deploying TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006 can:
  • Enable a smoother user experience for published Web applications, document libraries, and content through single sign on and comprehensive link translation to help ensure secure and consistent access.
  • Improve Web page load times and reduce WAN costs for users in branch offices with HTTP traffic compression and caching.
  • Help ensure that the highest priority applications get precedence over other network traffic through Diffserv IP settings, providing better bandwidth utilization and response times for critical Web resources.
Innovative Features of Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
Microsoft's Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 offers a number of important features that make it an attractive alternative to ISA Server 2006. Top new features include:
  • 64-bit support for Windows Server 2008 R2 for improved performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Web anti-malware protection through the inspection of inbound and outbound traffic and the ability to block encrypted folders.
  • The ability to inspect HTTPS sessions for encrypted malware or exploits.
  • Optional email security with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange.
  • Network Inspection System (NIS) for continually updated signature-based inspection of multiple network protocols.
  • Support for virtualization with Windows Hyper-V.
  • Internet Service Provider redundancy for high availability or load balancing.
  • Support for Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and Network Access Protection (NAP) for improved VPN capability.
For a more detailed discussion of TMG 2010's enhancements over ISA Server 2006, see Progent's Forefront TMG 2010 consulting services.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You with TMG 2010 and ISA Server 2006
Progent's certified firewall experts can assist you to maintain and troubleshoot a deployment of TMG 2010 or ISA Server 2006, and Progent can help you migrate efficiently to more current security platforms. Progent's CISM, CISSP, GIAC, and CISA-certified security engineers can show you how to create a complete security and compliance plan that adheres to industry best-practices for corporate-wide security policies. Progent can help you enhance your TMG 2010 environment by providing Exchange Server 2010 integration for protected email solutions and with Microsoft Operations Manager integration for network monitoring, automated warnings and remediation, and reports. Progent's team of Cisco CCIE-certified consultants can provide affordable online expertise for architecting and troubleshooting a secure network infrastructure with Cisco routers and switches.

If you have moved up to Windows Server 2008 R2 and to Microsoft's latest mission-critical platforms such as Exchange Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010, Progent can help you evaluate the costs and benefits of migrating to Forefront Threat Management Server 2010 from ISA Server 2006 to take advantage of TMG 2010's close integration with the current versions of Microsoft's mainstream applications.

Progent offers a range of cost-effective information technology services to fit your network environment and budget. Services available from Progent include emergency troubleshooting, high-end consulting, project management for major migrations and upgrades, onsite and remote support, Help Desk, and comprehensive IT outsourcing.

For more information about Progent's consulting and support services for ISA Server 2006, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

An index of content::

  • 24 Hour Windows Server 2012 Computer Support Firms Eugene Oregon Computer Network Consulting company Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Eugene
  • At Home Workers Newark Expertise - Cloud Systems Guidance Newark New Jersey Newark At Home Workers Cloud Technology Assistance Newark, Essex County
  • At Home Workers Rochester Expertise - IP Voice Technology Consulting and Support Services Rochester New York Rochester, NY Telecommuters Assistance nearby Rochester - IP Voice Technology Consulting Experts

  • Top Windows Emulation for macOS Support Services
    Urgent Windows Desktop Simulation on Apple Mac Computer Engineer

    For companies that have a mix of Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows desktops, there exist two popular alternatives for running Windows-only applications on an Apple Mac: an external connection to a physical Windows computer or local simulation of a Microsoft Windows environment on a computer. Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection for Apple Mac enables you to connect a Mac to a remote Microsoft Windows-powered computer to use Microsoft Windows software and share network resources. Virtual PC for Apple Mac emulates Microsoft Windows on a Mac computer so that you are able to run Windows programs locally. Progent's macOS and Mac OS X technology consultants can assist you to maintain these products for using Windows programs on your Apple Macs and can also assist your company to assess and install other solutions for Windows PC simulation.

  • At Home Workforce New Haven Consulting - Endpoint Management Tools Consulting Services New Haven County Connecticut New Haven Work at Home Employees Endpoint Management Tools Guidance New Haven Connecticut
  • BlackBerry BES Server Small Office IT Support BlackBerry Redirector Small Business IT Outsourcing Springfield Holyoke Agawam
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server Design Consultants San Rafael, CA Computer Network Consulting BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • CISSP Consulting Services Fayette County Kentucky Firewall Technology Consulting Fayette County Kentucky
  • Carlsbad At Home Workers Cloud Technology Consulting and Support Services Carlsbad-Del Mar, California Telecommuters Carlsbad Expertise - Cloud Solutions Consulting Experts Carlsbad-Solana Beach
  • Cincinnati, OH 24-Hour Exchange Server 2016 IT Service Provider Cincinnati Milford Exchange 2016 Integration Group
  • Cisco Network Services North Carolina Installation Cisco North Carolina
  • Colorado Springs, CO Remote Workers Colorado Springs Consultants - Connectivity Guidance Colorado Springs Work from Home Employees Connectivity Consultants Colorado Springs, El Paso County
  • Detroit-Sterling Heights Networking Company Information Technology Manager Detroit, MI

  • 24/7/365 Technical Support Services SonicWall NSA 3650 Firewall
    SonicWall NSSP 12000 Firewall Security Firms

    Progent's certified SonicWall firewall experts can show you how to configure, maintain, and tune SonicWall firewall devices including the newer SonicWall TZ and NSa families of firewalls and the legacy SonicWall PRO 1260 Secure Switch products. Progent's CISSP and GIAC-certified network security consultants can help you incorporate SonicWall firewalls into a complete network protection solution and build protection into your business practices.

  • Dynamics GP ODBC Specialist Dynamics GP Development Engineer

  • Microsoft Exchange Server Upgrade Professionals
    Exchange Server 2010 Migration Engineers

    Progent offers comprehensive help for each phase of your Exchange 2010 migration with services that include outsourced or co-sourced project management services, site readiness preparation, project design and documentation, specification of new software licenses and hardware required, recommended sourcing, pilot verification at customer location or at Progent's testing lab, managing transitional coexistence between Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange 2003 or 2007, deployment of the production system, deactivating the old system, and training for customer's support staff and users.

  • Emergency Teleworkers Madison Assistance - Conferencing Systems Consultants Madison Wisconsin Madison, Dane County Remote Workforce Madison Consultants - Video Conferencing Solutions Assistance
  • Exchange Small Business Computer Consulting Firm Glendale, CA Los Angeles County Microsoft Exchange 2010 Small Business IT Consulting Companies
  • Help and Support SCCM 2016 and SQL Server 2016 System Center 2016 Configuration Manager IT Consulting
  • Immediate CISSP Audit Yonkers, Westchester County Yonkers New York Security IT Services
  • Las Vegas Nevada Exchange Solutions Provider Exchange Consulting Services Company Nevada
  • MS Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Vender near me in Stamford - Migration Consultants Stamford Dynamics GP-Software Training Consultants Stamford Norwalk Shelton

  • ProSight Windows Desktop Management Technology Consulting Services
    Online Support Services ProSight Patch Management

    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and endpoint remote monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your network operating efficiently by checking the state of critical devices that drive your IT network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is transmitted immediately to your specified IT management personnel and your assigned Progent consultant so that any looming problems can be resolved before they have a chance to impact your business.

  • MS Dynamics GP-Great Plains Reseller in Pleasanton - Customization Expert San Francisco East Bay Dynamics GP Pleasanton VAR - Implementation Development San Francisco East Bay

  • 24 Hour Microsoft Expert Exchange Server Hosting Technology Professional
    Exchange Server Hosting Technology Professional

    Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam protection, patch and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive email management support.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Tech Consultants Sherman Oaks-North Hollywood Windows Server 2019 Implementation Sherman Oaks-North Hollywood

  • Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 Upgrade Professional
    Microsoft Exchange 2010 Upgrade Consulting

    Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts can assist your organization to determine the value of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for your company and can help you to plan and carry out an efficient migration to Microsoft Exchange 2010 from Exchange Server 2003 or Microsoft Exchange 2007 that will offer fast ROI by improving your workers' efficiency, lowering the cost of equipment and support, simplifying management, and integrating your key communications technologies.

  • Offsite Workforce Consulting Experts in Naples - Network Security Solutions Assistance Naples-Bonita Springs, FL Naples FL Teleworkers Naples Assistance - Security Solutions Consulting
  • Offsite Workforce Southfield Consultants - Integration Solutions Guidance Southfield Southfield At Home Workers Connectivity Consulting Experts Southfield-Livonia
  • Offsite Workforce Valencia Assistance - VoIP Solutions Guidance Valencia Valencia-Santa Clarita, California Remote Workforce Assistance nearby Valencia - IP Voice Systems Consulting Services
  • After Hours IT Services Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
  • SQL 2012 Support Outsourcing Services Oklahoma City SQL Server 2014 Network Design Consultant Oklahoma City Shawnee
  • SQL Server 2012 System Support Silicon Valley, CA san Jose - Santa Clara - Milpitas SQL Server 2012 Troubleshoot
  • Savannah Consulting Expertise for IT Support Organizations Savannah Georgia Savannah Garden City Savannah Consulting for Network Support Firms
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Remote Support Newark, CA SharePoint 2013 Support Fremont
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Technical Support St. Paul SharePoint Server 2007 Network Engineer
  • Support and Setup Aironet 802.11ac AP Upgrade Aironet Access Point Security IT Consultant
  • Telecommuters Raleigh Assistance - Integration Guidance Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Raleigh North Carolina 24x7 Remote Workforce Raleigh Consultants - Support Assistance
  • Teleworkers El Paso Consulting Experts - Backup Solutions Guidance El Paso, Fort Bliss El Paso, Fort Bliss El Paso Remote Workers Data Protection Technology Expertise

  • Dynamics GP Software Support and Help
    Onsite Technical Support Microsoft Dynamics GP

    Dynamics GP can help you grow and manage your company better by offering easy access to decision-driving information and a fast return on investment. Dynamics GP/Great Plains confers important productivity benefits including its ability to extend the presence of your organization, handle your accounting, computerize financial processes, standardize processes across your company, refine inventory control, increase order accuracy, expand revenue and minimize lead-time, and increase free cash flow. Progent can help you configure and manage a robust, safe server and communications foundation to support Great Plains, and can provide experienced Dynamics GP support professionals to make sure you derive all the benefits of your Dynamics GP/Great Plains software.

  • Teleworkers Lincoln Assistance - VoIP Systems Consulting Lincoln Teleworkers Guidance near Lincoln - IP Voice Technology Consultants Lincoln
  • Temporary IT Staffing for IT Support Organizations Plano - Allen Collin County Texas Supplemental Network Support Staffing Help Expertise
  • Top BlackBerry BES Server Consulting Team Philadelphia Philadelphia Harrisburg BlackBerry Redirector Software Support

  • Microsoft SQL Server Network Support Consulting
    Microsoft SQL Server Technology Consulting

    Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server application programmers and database administrators can provide online expertise to help businesses of all sizes to build, manage, and maintain applications based on Microsoft's SQL Server RDBMS platform and Microsoft's .NET framework. Progent's SQL Server experts offer support for any element of application development in environments that range from small business or departmental databases to N-tier VLDB applications and data warehousing.

  • Top Quality Alpharetta, GA Configure Software Consultant Alpharetta
  • Top Rated Offsite Workforce Philadelphia Consulting Services - IP Voice Technology Assistance Philadelphia Work at Home Employees VoIP Solutions Consulting Services Philadelphia Harrisburg

  • MCSE Expert Certified Windows Active Directory Computer Engineer
    Microsoft Active Directory Consultant

    Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires significant hands-on experience to configure efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft Premier consultants are experienced in designing, integrating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís fields of expertise with Microsoft Windows Active Directory include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy beta version configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and repair of unsuccessful installations of Active Directory and Active Directory-associated programs.

  • Tucson Consulting for Network Support Companies Tucson Tucson Consulting Services for Network Service Organizations Tucson Arizona
  • Computer Consultant ISA 2006
  • Urgent Microsoft Computer Support Team Norman Oklahoma Largest Microsoft Exchange Problem Resolution Norman Moore
  • Windows 2019 Server Small Business IT Consulting Group Providence, RI Network Consulting Company Windows 2008 Server

  • SharePoint Server 2007 On-site Support
    Windows SharePoint Services Technology Consulting

    Progent's Microsoft-authorized consultants can show you how to rationalize the economic case for implementing SharePoint Portal Server 2007, consult with you on the most sensible edition of SharePoint for your application, provide configuration and deployment services, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, improve your network integrity, integrate your standard and custom application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

    © 2002-2020 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.