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About Forefront TMG secure Web gateway

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

A secure Web gateway is a solution designed to help protect users from Web-based threats. Forefront TMG provides a comprehensive secure Web gateway solution for the protection of enterprise users, including users at the corporate headquarters and branch offices, when they surf the Web. Protection is provided by integrating multiple threat protection technologies that include, URL filtering, HTTPS inspection, malware protection, and signature-based detection of known operating system and application vulnerabilities.

Forefront TMG secure Web gateway granular control mechanisms enable you to enforce corporate and regulatory policy compliance, by providing employees secure access to approved content, including SSL-encrypted content, and yielding the following benefits:

  • Enhancing enterprise network security by preventing access to malicious sites, such as phishing sites.

  • Lowering liability risks by preventing access to sites that display inappropriate materials, such as hate, criminal activities, or pornography sites.

  • Improving the productivity of your organization, by preventing access to non-productive sites, such as games or instant messaging.

  • Maintaining employee privacy by excluding sensitive sites, such as banking sites, from inspection.

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