In its latest “Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway Report”, Gartner has reported that Microsoft had advised that it will no longer be shipping TMG – but only “sustaining” it for the time being until its declared end-of-life. Deb Shinder from ISAserver.org blogged about this here and here but there has been no official statement from Microsoft to confirm or deny the news. However, the writing is certainly on the wall: TMG seems to be on the way out.
And where does that leave you as an ISA Server and/or ForeFront TMG client? And how will this affect your organization’s web filtering capabilities? Frankly – it’s too early to tell. Shinder has speculated on what might happen to TMG – will it be merged into the cloud; merged into other Microsoft products? Only Microsoft really knows what’s going to happen.
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