Firewall and Security Overview

Forefront TMG can be deployed as a dedicated firewall that acts as the secure gateway to the Internet for internal clients. Forefront TMG protects all communication between internal computers and the Internet. In a simple firewall scenario, the Forefront TMG computer has two network adapters, one connected to the local network and one connected to the Internet.

You can use Forefront TMG to configure the firewall, configuring policies and creating rules to implement your business guidelines. By setting the security access policies, you prevent unauthorized access and malicious content from entering the network. You can also restrict what traffic is allowed for each user and group, application, destination, content type, and schedule.

Forefront TMG includes the following firewall and security features:

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