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About the Forefront TMG Editions

Published: November 15, 2009

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

Forefront TMG is available in Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.

Although the deployment needs of the network infrastructure are different, both editions include the same features and have the same protection and access control capabilities.

The following table compares and contrasts the features of the two editions in Forefront TMG.


  Standard Edition Enterprise Edition

Supported deployment scenarios

Standalone server

Server in a standalone array

Server in an array managed by EMS


Up to 4 CPU's




Supports remote management of firewall policies and configuration settings.

Array/NLB/CARP support


You can only have one server in an array.

Enterprise Management


Yes, with the added ability to manage Standard Editions.


VPN support

Forward proxy/cache compression

Network IPS (NIS)

E-mail Protection

Requires Exchange license

Requires Exchange license

Web Protection

Requires subscription

Requires subscription

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