Solved

ISA/proxy solution recommendations?

Posted on 2011-03-02
6
740 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Experts,

I've been tasked to research and find various proxy solutions, both server and appliances, and figure out the pro's and con's.
The only major requirements are that:
1) we would need to proxy owa thru the dmz
2) we would possibly also need to proxy internal websites (like sharepoint) as well
3) it would need to integrate with ActiveDirectory and smartcards, as all the applications in the dmz would require smart card for access

I'm not network engineer by any means (and i don't yet have strong knowledge on servers and network connections - I did more workstation related stuff prior), so I'm not sure where to start off. I initially looked at Forefront, but am confused as to which specific product would actually meet our needs, and I'm not exactly sure what other products are available that I could take a look at.

Can anyone provide me a good starting list of proxy solutions that I can take a look at?
And is there anything you'd recommend over the other?

Any kind of help at all would be really really helpful. Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:ThinkPaper
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Justin Smith
ID: 35019456
ISA has been rebranded into the Forefront group of products:  http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/threat-management-gateway/en/us/default.aspx

This sounds like a somewhat heavy project.  I'd advise you to seek professional, in person counsel.
0
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:Justin Smith
Justin Smith earned 166 total points
ID: 35019495
Microsoft has another product called Universal Access Gateway, which differes a bit from Threat Management Gateway.  UAG handles more of the authentication methods.

http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/unified-access-gateway/en/us/default.aspx

Here is a good video:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/forefront-tmg-rtm-overview-interview.aspx
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
sabby447 earned 167 total points
ID: 35020313
Forefront Unified Access gateway is the best product in the market to meet your needs, If you still looking extra then look for Checkpoint or Cisco ASA firewall/proxy, Check this post to have clear understanding between TMG and UAG : http://derek858.blogspot.com/2009/05/isa-vs-tmg-vs-iag-vs-uag-are-you.html 

I would advice to attach Forefront security for SharePoint too for inside protection for virus/spyware on Sharepoint server and database. let me know if you need implementation help and i will be glad to share my card

~Sabby

EDITED: Please do not include personal email addresses in your posts
Keith_Alabaster
EE Networking Zones Advisor
0
Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:LukeUS
LukeUS earned 167 total points
ID: 35027083
I would say if you are using OWA and Sharepoint the Microsoft TMG/ISA is probably the easiest way to achieve your goal as these products are better  integrated with  OWA & Sharepoint,  you also have  the option to use smart cards.

Using other proxy devices might get "messy" if going for other options such as Bluecoat or Squid.

This link you might find useful: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc441642.aspx

I would advise as pointed out by ACH1LLES you are probably best to seek  professional help from a reseller/integrator as they will be able to look at your requirements and give you options and offer installation services if necessary.
0
 
LVL 16

Author Closing Comment

by:ThinkPaper
ID: 35027422
Thanks for the info. I simply wanted a starting ground of what products I could look into. I will follow up with contacting the vendors themselves to see if and what products would meet our needs.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Justin Smith
ID: 35027477
You deffinately got a starting ground.....wondering why you sent a "B".
0

Featured Post

Want Experts Exchange at your fingertips?

With Experts Exchange’s latest app release, you can now experience our most recent features, updates, and the same community interface while on-the-go. Download our latest app release at the Android or Apple stores today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month4 days, 3 hours left to enroll

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question