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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Implementing Forefront Unified Access Gateway ramp up

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG) delivers comprehensive, secure remote access to corporate resources for employees, partners, and vendors on both managed and un-managed PCs and mobile devices. Utilizing a combination of connectivity options, ranging from SSL VPN to Direct Access, as well as built in configurations and policies, Forefront UAG provides centralized and easy management of your organization's complete anywhere access offering.
Integrating a deep understanding of the applications published, the state of health of the devices being used to gain access, and the user's identity – Forefront UAG enforces granular access controls and policies to deliver comprehensive remote access, ensure security, and reduce management costs and complexity.

With UAG you get the following benefits :
  • Anywhere Access
  • Integrated Security
  • Simplified Management
This ramp up consist of ten modules , includes articles , presentations , videos and also virtual labs to prepare you to design and deploy remote access solutions using Forefront UAG .

Here is a summary for modules :
  1. Forefront UAG Overview : This module provides an overview of the features and capabilities of Forefront UAG, and the role it plays in enabling usage scenarios that are part of the Microsoft Business Ready Security strategy

  2. Forefront Unified Access Gateway Setup and Upgrade : This module covers the setup and configuration tasks for Forefront UAG, and describes how to migrate from Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 (IAG) to Forefront UAG.

  3. Forefront UAG Portal :In this module, you’ll understand the concept of a trunk in Forefront UAG, and how the product uses trunks to enable remote users to connect to internal applications. You’ll see the role of the Forefront UAG portals as front end interfaces for these users, and how Forefront UAG can be customized during deployments.

  4. Publishing Web Applications :In this module, you will learn how to configure Forefront UAG to enable remote endpoints to have access to internal Web applications. You will see how to enable access to Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint, and how to deploy federation using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

  5. Remote Desktop Gateway Publishing :In this module, you will see how Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) allows you to provide access to published RemoteApps and Remote Desktops by integrating a Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) to provide an application-level gateway for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and applications.

  6. Remote Network Access : This module explains how you can configure remote access to the corporate network using the legacy Network Connector application or the Secure Sockets Tunneling Protocol (SSTP).

  7. IPv6 and IPv6 Transition Technologies : This module provides an overview of the IPv6 protocol used by Forefront UAG Direct Access, and the technologies associated with transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 networking.

  8. DirectAccess : This module gives an overview of Direct Access, a technology enabled by Forefront UAG that provides seamless network access to Windows 7 clients.

  9. Endpoint Security Policies and NAP Integration : This module presents an overview of the policy evaluation and enforcement technologies for the Forefront UAG endpoints.

  10. Array Management :This module explores how Forefront UAG uses arrays to scale out to large deployments—improving the scalability and availability of the solution while reducing management overhead.

Go and start with UAG ramp up here ; enjoy .

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