This topic is designed to help you plan and select the Forefront TMG network topology that is most suitable for your existing network topology, and for your network security requirements. It describes the topologies that are available for selection when you set up the Forefront TMG network, and the implementation considerations for each topology.

Forefront TMG network refers to the physical or logical network to which the computer on which Forefront TMG is installed belongs. For information about using Forefront TMG to create virtual private networks, see Planning for virtual private networks.

The following Forefront TMG network topologies are available:

Forefront TMG may be connected to the local area network (LAN) directly, or through a router or another firewall. If you are connecting to Forefront TMG through a firewall for remote management, or as a Forefront TMG protected client, note the following:

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