Microsoft UAG Review

Secure and safest access gateway for internal networks

Valuable Features:

Very safe and secure, the ability to use factor 2 authentication, by integrating it with Pinsafe - was the main reason why we choose UAG. All configuration is done by the UAG console allowing easy administration.

Room for Improvement:

Trunks are slightly difficult to configure. Two Networks card have to be configured to use UAG on different subnets (Can be tweaked to use one subnet however not supported by Microsoft).

Other Advice:

We needed a solution to enable email and application access from remote networks. Microsoft's UAG was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to minimize the amount of ports open to the internet with all our data encrypted. We were able to setup an SSTP VNP, application access portal and desktop access from one gateway. Deploying multiple UAG servers was very easy once we had one working properly as configuration can be imported/exported. Truly a great product from Microsoft!
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
author avatarDeveloper at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

You are right, Unified Access Gateway is a great product from Microsoft. I would like to add that UAG provides secure socket layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN), a Web application firewall, and endpoint security management, enabling authentication, authorization and content inspection for a wide range of applications. From security point of view, UAG supports multiple authentication providers such as Active Directory, Netscape, LDAP, RADIUS, OTP and it provides HTTPS inspection.