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Publish Exchange 2010 (CAS server) through TMG or alternatives

Hi,

We are migrating to Exchange 2010.

We are going to be have the following architecture:

2 CAS ARRAY with WNLB / HUB servers
2 MBX

We have seem that static nat at the firewall level to the CAS server doesn't seem the way to go because it doesn't seem to be secure enough, not supported by MSs (only best effort) and you will have to go with a full blone access from a public IP to the CAS private IP address in order to get Active Sync and WebApp access working.

That being said, I was hoping for someone to verify if TMG Standard can be used to acomplish the reverse proxy that is needed for Ex2010 to work.

Would a 1 CPU VM be enough to handle from 20 to 50 concurrent connections?

Also are there other alternatives available to TMG? Anything that has a lower cost?
 
Thank you  
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llarava
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
TMG/ISA is one of the best firewalls that works with exchange server- it will do exactly what you need to accomplish.

TMG is a 64-bit Application, for hardware specs :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd896981.aspx
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AkhaterCommented:
TMG standard would work without any issues and 1cpu VM is than enough for 50 connections for sure.

You could also use a linux based proxy like apache to do the same job, configuration won't be as easy/straight forward but it works

http://geekerrific.blogspot.com/2010/08/exchange-2010-cas-apache-2-reverse.html
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