Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Enterprise Edition (Includes Software Assurance and 1 Processor License)

SKU: LVS-44715
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Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive, secure web gateway that helps protect organizations from web-based threats. It also delivers simple, unified perimeter security with integrated firewall, VPN inspection, and intrusion prevention.

The Enterprise Edition provides increased scalability, access to a central management console, and complete support for virtual environments.

The Microsoft website lists a number of features of Forefront TMG — such as URL filtering and protection from spam and viruses — that require a subscription to Forefront TMG Web Protection Service to keep definitions current. Subscriptions are not currently donated and canot be purchased from Microsoft through the Open License program.

Forefront TMG builds on the technologies of Internet Security and Acceleration Server, which Microsoft no longer offers. Organizations with licenses for ISA whose Software Assurance was current at the time of Forefront TMG's release can obtain it through their Software Assurance benefit. Similarly, organizations that receive a donation of Forefront TMG can downgrade to ISA 2006.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • The Network Inspection System provides signature-based intrusion prevention for web-based threats seeking to exploit known vulnerabilities. Updates for NIS are included in the base server license.
  • A multilayer firewall provides access control and protection on three layers: packet filtering, stateful inspection, and application layer filtering.
  • Wizards allow quick configuration of remote access for both Outlook Web Access and SharePoint servers. Outlook Web Access users can be authenticated at the Forefront TMG server, preventing attacks by unauthenticated users.

Licensing: This product is licensed under the processor licensing model, with a license required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running a TMG server. This license does not require any device or user CALs.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.  



  • 1.86-GHz (or higher) 64-bit dual-core processor; quad-core processor recommended
  • 2 GB or more RAM; 4 GB recommended
  • 2.5 GB available hard-disk space formatted with the NTFS file system plus extra space required for caching or for temporarily storing files during malware inspection; second local hard disk recommended for caching web content
  • Network adapter compatible with the server operating system plus an additional network adapter for each network connected to the Forefront TMG server
  • DVD drive


  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter; Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Windows Web Services API