Forefront Threat Management Gateway Beta 3 – Now Available!
The third beta for the forthcoming release of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway is now available! This latest release includes many new and wonderful features and functionality. In this latest release you will find an improved installation and setup utility that now automatically installs TMG prerequisites, including the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 as well as required roles and role services. URL filtering is now included, along with support for SSTP VPN clients, improvements to the Network Inspection System (NIS), and enhancements to NAT. There’s even version of the management console for 32-bit machines! This is excellent news for TMG firewall administrators who wish to manage their firewalls remotely from 32-bit workstations.
In addition, there have been numerous improvements made to the UI. We now have the ability to search the rule base for specific objects (think “where used”!) and create groups for our access rules as well. Perhaps my favorite UI enhancement is the inclusion of NLB advanced settings for unicast or multicast operations. No more running scripts to change the NLB operational mode!
Beta 3 of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway can be downloaded here.