Apr 222010

The current expected release date for the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway exam is July 23th 2010, although that might shift when it comes closer.

70-157: Exam MCTS
MCTS: Forefront Integrated Security, Configuring
July 23th 2010

Regarding a TMG MCITP cert, there is no information about that at the moment.

Edit: 29 July 2010.

Yesterday I found somewhere else that the official dates should be around the end of October.

TS: Microsoft Forefront Network Security, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 20, 2010
TS: Microsoft Forefront Identity & Access Management, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 22, 2010
TS: Microsoft Forefront Secure Messaging and Collaboration, Configuring
premeditated Release-Date: October 29, 2010

Edit: 21 October 2010.

A couple of weeks ago (during my holiday) I found at the dutch global knowledge website the courses for TMG and other forefront products.
Dutch website
English using google translation

Apr 142010

Today one of my customers reported that the historical data couldn’t be reviewed when using the ISA console. Since I didn’t the installation I started first to see if any data was actually logged in de SQL 2005 database. While running a query against the database I noticed that data was indeed logged. So why wasn’t it possible to review the historical database?

I thought, let’s modify the ISA installation. I fired up the add or remove programs window and I choose for the ISA software. During the wizard I received this window.

Advanced logging not installed 

Ok, someone decided not to install the Advanced Logging. At first, this seems logical since we don’t need MSDE for logging. But we do need it to review historical log data even if the database is on an remote SQL server. After installing this option we finally could review the historical data. 🙂

Although I just found this option for ISA 2006 it probably also apply for ISA 2004 and TMG.

Mar 022010

I can only say, well done 🙂

The Forefront TMG team is pleased to announce that our product has formally entered evaluation for Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ certification, with TÜViT as the Common Criteria Testing Laboratory. EAL 4+ is the highest assurance level currently applied to products with a firewall component in the Common Criteria schema. The evaluation is being conducted by the German Federal office for Information Security (BSI).

Read more here: Source

Feb 162010

It’s there, the Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Capacity Planning Tool is now available.


There are now 2 resources available to scale your TMG environment. A TechNet article for common scenarios and a downloadable version special for enterprise and high bandwidth scenarios.
The TechNet article can be found here.
The download can be found at this location.
It’s an xlsm file so per default it can be used for excel 2007 and up but with the Compatibility Pack you can use if with excel 2002 and 2003 as well.