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New features of Forefront and hardware req.

What are the new features/advantages of Forefront over previous ones ISA 2006, which will benefit from upgrading.

Forefront require 64 bit Hardware, may i know vendors who offers best configuration and economical?
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lnkevinCommented:
To answer the first question, the following link with help you getting to know the Forefront product:
http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/en/us/faq.aspx

For the second question, I need to know what is your budget and requirement. Overall, HP DL380 and Dell Power Edge 2950 are the best and affordable configuration. HP is a bit more expensive compares to Dell. HP offers free ILO remote management to power the server remotely; Dell put DRAC (same as ILO) as an option. If you are leaning toward cost/budget, you take Dell over HP. For a bit better quality and support, you can choose HP.

http://www.dell.com/us/en/gen/servers/pedge_2950_3/pd.aspx?refid=pedge_2950_3&s=gen

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13234_div/13234_div.html


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ksiva83Author Commented:
What are the main differences between Forefornt and ISA 2006?

We are looking at Tower model Server, on this server we will  dedicate to Forefront product only and any idea about IBM Server products?
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lnkevinCommented:
What are the main differences between Forefornt and ISA 2006?

Same thing. Basically all primary function is the same. MS just add more security protection on Forefront and repackage it with different name. Here are the two significant changes:

- Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) Update for Forefront TMG Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition - this tool will assist you to apply a security configuration on TMG; this is the supported way to perform hardening on TMG.
-  EE Single Server Conversion tool for Forefront TMG - the Single server migration tool will assist in scenarios where you are moving from ISA 200x EE single server (CSS +FW) to a single TMG standalone server. Previously we needed two separate boxes EMS and Firewall when moving from Single ISA 200x EE. Now if you want to move from Single ISA 2006 EE to Single TMG EE (standalone) it is possible.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd447852.aspx


IBM is a bit more expensive. Unless you plan on running UNIX, for windows you can just run a Dell tower for Forefront. If you still like IBM IBM System x3200 M3 is recommended.

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/tower/index.html
http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=dhs&c=us&l=en&cs=19&k=dell+towers&cat=all&ref=ac

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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
FTMG 2010 is effectively ISA 2010 but with a number of uplifts. For example, FTMG is 64-bit as you have mentioned but you also can no longer install FTMG on a domain controller. It says that it passes all the pre-requisite checks but will fail when FTMG tries to create the services.

FTMG comes with a number of services that were not present in ISA. Built in anti malware, anti virus etc (although this is still a subscription service). in addition, FTMG has the ability to integrate with Exchange edge services so you can apply mail policies directly at the FTMG level.

Content filtering is now much more intuitive as well. Categories are alredy defined and a web blocking policy is set up by default.

The actual GUI is completely different and can take a bit of getting used to. Again, it is more intuitive but if you are used to ISA2004/2006 then it takes a moment or two.

Keith - ISA Forefront MVP
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ksiva83Author Commented:
In what way will we get benefitted by upgrading from ISA 2006  to Forefront  TMG?

 

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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
No idea, I have no clue who you are or what you do. It is your company - you do the reading and work it out by common sense. Only YOU know what the benefits might be to your company, sorry :)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee207139.aspx



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lnkevinCommented:
>>In what way will we get benefitted by upgrading from ISA 2006  to Forefront  TMG?

Previously we needed two separate boxes EMS and Firewall when moving from Single ISA 200x EE. Now if you want to move from Single ISA 2006 EE to Single TMG EE (standalone) it is possible.....

So you save $$ to buy additional HW. Plus, you have more up to date and powerful firewall protection. Also, TMG is compatible with the new Windows 2008 vs 2003 on ISA 2006. MS will discontinue to support 2003 in 2012.

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ksiva83Author Commented:
Thanks
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ksiva83Author Commented:
Thanks for providing the info
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