In September 2012 Microsoft announced that Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) was being discontinued. Microsoft are still providing mainstream support for TMG until April 14th 2015 and extended support until April 14th 2020. Since this announcement people have sparked debate over which product to choose when considering replacement of the now discontinued TMG.The obvious answer for some has been the Microsoft’s Unified Access Gateway, however with the news that Microsoft will be releasing no further updates for this from July 2014, the question still remains around the most suitable replacement for TMG. Recently we have deployed Sophos Unified Threat Management ( UTM) for customers seeking an alternative solution to TMG. This has proven to be a popular choice because of the distinct advantages UTM can offer over TMG bringing improved value and service to our customers. Advantages of UTM include simplified deployment, you are able to deploy on purpose built security devices or on your own hardware. UTM allows for simple edits across the entire installation meaning simplified management. Granular permission setting ensures maximum protection for your network. View the Whitepaper from Sophos for an overview of their offering.
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