Forefront TMG Web publishing makes Web content securely available to groups of users or to all users who send requests to your organization from the Internet. The Web content requested is typically stored on Web servers in the Internal network or in a perimeter network (also known as a screened subnet or a demilitarized zone (DMZ)).

With Web publishing rules, you can allow or deny requests based on defined access policies. You can restrict access to specified users, computers, or networks, require user authentication, and inspect the traffic. Content caching enables Forefront TMG to cache Web content and to respond to user requests from the cache without forwarding the requests downstream to the published Web server. Web publishing rules have many features, including the following:

For more background information about the settings in Web publishing rules, see Planning for publishing.

Related Topics