We have just added support for the ‘Group’ field in IronPort’s access logs. You can add this field to your logs by adding %g in the ‘Custom Fields’ edit box. We have also added support for the custom fields Body Request Size and Body Response Size.
Our support for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway is quite new and we’ve just fixed a couple of issues that we haven’t yet released as a public update yet. In particular, this update fixes the “specified cast invalid error” that occurs when importing the Web Proxy database logs.
I’ve been having a look through the reporting functionality included in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway to find that not much has changed from ISA Server 2006. There is some new information regarding the newly implemented URL categorization and threat management technology, but there is very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information. Here is what I consider to be the 8 main limitations of Microsoft Forefront TMG’s reporting functionality.
Most of our customers using Microsoft ISA server are probably aware by now that Microsoft have released the new version of ISA server, which is now re-branded as Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG). In addition to this, Microsoft has also re-branded its Internet Access Gateway (IAG) to Unified Access Gateway (UAG).
Microsoft have announced the availability of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Release Candidate (RC). This is the final public release of TMG before it is made available to purchase.
If you’re considering upgrading your ISA Server to TMG, this means that you can start your deployment using the Release Candidate, and simply switch it to a licenced version with no additional configuration changes once the full release is available.
Attention all Vantage customers (and triallers). We’ve just released build 188.8.131.52 as an auto-update. This build includes new features such as scheduled data purge, support for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, and scheduling CSV imports into your Organizational structure.
A few customers have experienced some issues converting their ISA MSDE logs to text format using Microsofts MSDEToText.vbs script for ISA 2006. We’ve therefore created a modified version of the script that creates compatible log files for WebSpy software.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Beta 3 release of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) which will be replacing Microsoft ISA server. Well, it’s now been released and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.
It sounds like Threat Management Gateway (TMG), the new re-branded version of ISA Server, has been a popular topic at this years TechEd event in the US.
According to the latest blog from TMG’s Product Unit Manager, David B. Cross, Beta 3 will be released in the next couple of weeks. As for the full release, David says that they are still on track for Q4 this calendar year.
We’ve issued a bunch of auto updates for nearly all WebSpy products today
Of particular note is a fix to the Vantage range:
· Fix: Improved partition matching when filtering by a date range
This will benefit you if you’re running reports with a date range filter such as last week or yesterday (which is pretty much everyone), and are using the default storage partitioning scheme of “Date” (again… pretty much everyone).