Identifying your client endpoint component deployment goals

Published: January 11, 2010

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Unified Access Gateway

For the successful deployment of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), you must identify your client endpoint component deployment goals correctly. This topic is designed to help you identify these goals. After identifying the goals, you can map them to a deployment design that meets each goal.

The possible goals for client endpoint component deployment include the following:

  • Provide remote access to internal applications and resources—Provide end users (such as, employees, vendors, partners) with remote access to applications that are published internally on the corporate network.

    End users have different requirements when trying to access your internal applications, including:

    • Accessing e-mail.

    • Viewing company-sensitive presentations and documents.

    • Accessing internal file shares.

    • Accessing legacy applications that do not use Web protocols.

    For each task, the end user may be working on a managed or unmanaged endpoint device, running a variety of operating systems, and using different Web browsers.

  • Ensure that remote access to internal applications is secure—Ensure that only clients that you want to remotely access applications can do so, and that content that is downloaded to a client endpoint browser from the sites protected by Forefront UAG or files created by a client endpoint browser, are removed from the client endpoint at the end of the session, or when the user logs off from the Forefront UAG site.

    Items that you may want to remove include, items saved in the browser’s cache such as Web pages, cookies, and also application-specific cached files that are stored in the application’s temporary folder. You may also want to delete items that are saved in the browser’s offline folder; for example, files that were opened from the browser for editing by an external application, such as an Office application.

    You may also want to delete items that are saved outside of the browser’s cache; for example, the browser history, Web address auto complete, intelliforms, forms auto complete, and cached passwords.