Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 RTM

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is available for download in both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 allows employees to safely and productively use the Internet without worrying about malware and other threats. It provides multiple protection capabilities including URL filtering*, antimalware inspection*, intrusion prevention, application- and network-layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection – that are integrated into a unified, easy to manage gateway, reducing the cost and complexity of Web security. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is available for download in both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
*Requires Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service.

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A New Windows Cache Extension for PHP (Beta)!

Perhaps you are a Web Developer or a Web Hoster who on the one hand likes PHP. But on the other hand you like Windows. It’s OK. It’s not a contradiction. Now you can run your PHP applications even better on Windows. It’s also OK to tell your Linux friends what they are missing.

Today, Microsoft is announcing the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta – a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extension for PHP is enabled and loaded by the PHP engine, PHP applications can take advantage of the functionality without any code modifications. How sweet is that?

If you run PHP on Windows, check it out. If you run PHP on Linux and want an alternative, check it out. If you want to increase PHP application performance on Windows by caching PHP bytecode in memory, check it out. If you want to reduce file system I/O overhead by caching the PHP scripts in memory, check it out. If you want to avoid redundant mapping for absolute paths by using relative file path cache, check it out.

Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta can be installed with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 RC and works with IIS 7.5, 7.0, 6.0, and 5.1. Find more information on Using Windows Cache Extension for PHP. Also, be sure to check out other official IIS Extensions from Microsoft.

Download Here; http://www.iis.net/extensions/WinCacheForPHP

ISA Server 2006 Service Pack 1 Released!

We are thrilled to announce that yesterday, 7/2/2008, the ISA Server Sustained Engineering team released the final version of ISA Server 2006 Service Pack 1 (Standard & Enterprise editions) to the Microsoft Download Center.

You can find the ISA 2006 SP1 bits here. This release will also be uploaded to Microsoft Update on 7/22/2008.

 

What’s new in ISA Server 2006 SP1:

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Service Pack 1 introduces new features and functionality to ISA Server 2006 Standard and Enterprise Editions. The new features focus on configuration change management and enhanced troubleshooting designed to help you identify and resolve ISA Server configuration issues within the ISA Server Management console.

The service pack includes the following new features and feature improvements:

  • Configuration Change Tracking – Registers all configuration changes applied to ISA Server to help you assess issues that may occur as a result of these changes.
  • Test Button – Tests the consistency of a Web publishing rule between the published server and ISA Server.
  • Traffic Simulator – Simulates network traffic in accordance with specified request parameters, such as an internal user and the Web server, providing information about firewall policy rules evaluated for the request.
  • Diagnostic Logging Viewer – Now integrated as a tab into the ISA Server Management console, this feature displays detailed events on packet progress and provides information about handling and rule matching.

Improvements for existing features, including:

  • Support for integrated NLB mode in all three modes, including unicast, multicast, and multicast with Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP). Previously, ISA Server integrated NLB-supported unicast mode only.
  • Support for use of server certificates containing multiple Subject Alternative Name (SAN) entries. Previously, ISA Server was able to use either only either the subject name (common name) of a server certificate, or the first entry in the SAN list.
  • Support for Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD) cross-domain authentication. Credentials from users located in a different domain than the ISA Server, but in the same forest, can now be delegated to an internal published Web site by using KCD.
  • Support for client certificate authentication in a workgroup deployment. This removes the requirement to map each client certificate to an Active Directory® directory user account when forms-based authentication is used as the primary authentication method and client certificates are used as the secondary method.

For more information about this service pack, see Microsoft Article 943462.
For general information about installing ISA Server updates and hotfixes, see Microsoft Article 885957.

Why ISA 2006 is a Better Solution than ISA 2000 and 2004

Many ISA firewall admins who are currently running ISA Server 2000 or 2004 will want to know why they should upgrade to ISA Server 2006. While the upgrade from ISA Server 2000 to ISA 2004 was an easy one to understand because of the major improvements and changes made between ISA Server 2000 and ISA 2004, the changes included with ISA 2006 versus ISA 2004 are more incremental and provide a much smoother transition than the upgrade from 2000 to 2004.

Most of the new features and capabilities seen in ISA 2006 compared to 2004 are difficult for the average ISA firewall admin to see if only a superficial look at the product is taken. The user interface is the same, the networking model is same, there have been no changes in terms of how the ISA firewall performs outbound access control, and there have been no changes to the core networking and traditional firewall feature set.(continue at source)