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2009 Product Innovations

Anti-Malware Solution

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: December 2009 (New)

What it does? TMG is a secure web gateway that enables safe employee web use through comprehensive protection against malware malicious web sites and vulnerabilities. Building on its predecessor ISA Server 2006 TMG provides new URL filtering anti-malware and intrusion-prevention technologies to protect businesses against the latest web-based threats. These technologies are integrated with core network protection features such as firewall and VPN to create a unified easy-to-manage gateway. One of the most exciting features of TMG is its use of Microsoft Reputation Services a new cloud-based system hosted by Microsoft which maintains a centralized database of 45 million (and growing) web domains and billions of web pages to help customers identify and block malicious web sites. It pulls data from multiple sources such as Hotmail the same technology that powers SmartScreen in Internet Explorer 8 the Windows Live Security Platform and more than 10 partners such as Brightcloud M8e6 and FutureSoft.

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What makes it Innovative? Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG) enables businesses by allowing employees to safely and productively use the Internet for business without worrying about malware and other threats. It provides multiple layers of continuously updated protections that are integrated into a unified easy to manage gateway reducing the cost and complexity of Web security.The Forefront TMG solution includes two separately licensed components:Forefront TMG server that provides URL filtering antimalware inspection intrusion prevention application- and network-layer firewall and HTTP/HTTPS inspection in a single solutionForefront TMG Web Protection Service that provides the continuous updates for malware filtering and access to cloud-based URL filtering technologies aggregated from multiple Web security vendors to protect against the latest Web-based threats. Forefront Threat Management Gateway Medium Business Edition (TMG MBE) is a comprehensive and integrated edge security gateway that helps provide protection from multiple Internet-based threats secure connectivity and simplified management for both the headquarters and the branch offices.

Targeted Users: IT administrators in enterprise and mid-sized organizations

Satisfied Customers: Yes, vendor claims many satisfied customers.

Company: Microsoft Corporation
205 108th Ave. NE, Suite 400 Bellevue, WA 98004 USA

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