Forefront TMG supports three types of clients:
The following table compares the Forefront TMG clients.
|Feature||SecureNAT client||Firewall client||Web proxy client|
|Installation required||Some network configuration changes are required||Yes||No, but requires configuration of the Web browser|
|Operating system support||Any operating system that supports Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)||Only Windows platforms||All platforms, but by way of the Web application|
|Protocol support||Requires application filters for multiple-connection protocols||All Winsock applications||Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Secure HTTP (HTTPS), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) (download requests)|
|User-level authentication||Only the IP address of the user is sent to the Forefront TMG computer.||The Firewall Client software sends the user's credentials to the Forefront TMG computer with each request.||User credenticals can be supplied in response to requests from Forefront TMG.|
|Server applications||No configuration or installation required||Requires configuration file||N/A|
Web proxy clients can run on Firewall client computers and on SecureNAT client computers. If the Web application on the computer is configured explicitly to use a Forefront TMG computer, then all Web requests (HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP) are sent to the Forefront TMG Web proxy.
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