Publishing Lync 2013 using Firewall

Dear All,

Do i can publish Lync 2013 web services through the firewall directly without using TMG 2010? is this supported?

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Yes, it is definitely supported.

Here you go, someone already posted the solution here.
RhalaAuthor Commented:
what i ask about is to publish Lync though Hardware firewall ... Cisco or other ... I don't need to use TMG .... only the Firewall.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
That all depends on the capabilities of your firewall. You will want a firewall that can act as a reverse proxy and, if you are going to use NAT, the device mist support symmetric NAT. There are certainly non-TMG firewall appliances and various software firewall packages that meet these requirements. So yes, it can be done. But as I started out with, it depends on your topology and equipment. More requirement info here:

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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Is that really the extent of the question - can LYNC be published through a hardware firewall rather than a software or appliance based firewall such as TMG?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
You make a distinction between a hardware firewall and an appliance-based firewall?!? Every firewall (at least in the IT realm) runs software *somewhere.*  All a firewall appliance does is bundle the software and the hardware appliance. In many cases the software is proprietary to the device manufacturer so you can't run it on any other hardware...thus making it a so called "hardware firewall" ...but in practice they are the same thing.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Whatever you say, I'm sure your the expert on firewalls.

Eric, I'm out of this one.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
I am not sure if that response was snarky or legitimate. Tone is often tough to tell, but the "I'm out" makes me wonder. At any rate, if I struck a nerve, that wasn't my intention, and I'm sure the OP would appreciate added eyeballs/assistance. I was being up front with my question. I don't understand the distinction you were trying to draw, but if you make one then I am all ears. If it helps me clarify my answer then I'm sure the back and forth will prove helpful.
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