Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway [EOL] Review

Unique reverse proxy, troubleshooting tools, ease of use, made it the right choice

How has it helped my organization?

Peace of mind on all reverse proxy related issues. In my organization this is very important.

What is most valuable?

  • Easy to use
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Reverse proxy is one of a kind

To this day, I haven’t found another to match the features and how easy is is to use and set up. It is very stable, and good for production still today.

What needs improvement?

Since it has been discontinued, there is nothing to talk about for a next release, but note that you are limited on hardware.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability, very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability but you are limited on hardware.

How are customer service and technical support?

Never needed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Squid and a few others but, as I stated before, they are no match for the FTMG.

How was the initial setup?

If you are familiar with the concepts, it is very easy to perform the initial setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated almost all the other players, free and commercial, a long time ago.

What other advice do I have?

I give it a nine out of 10. It was the best terminated Microsoft product.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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