Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) popularity is starting to pick up. WebSpy added support for analyzing and reporting on TMG logs even before the public release and have been improving our compatibility ever since.
One of Forefront TMG’s major strengths is obviously its URL categorization and filtering abilities. Since TMG now takes care of the threat management aspects, clients converting from other solutions, such as ISA Server, no longer need a third party filtering solution and will most likely save a considerable amount of money.
However, the reporting functionality included in Forefront TMG are not much different from ISA Server 2006, i.e. very little flexibility or customization for those with reporting requirements beyond general overviews cluttered with irrelevant information.
We’ve blogged a lot about TMG reporting in the past and have now uploaded new and dedicated WebSpy Vantage and Microsoft Forefront TMG pages outlining:
- 10 Reasons to Use WebSpy Vantage to Report on Forefront TMG
- How to:
- Set-up TMG Logging for WebSpy
- Import TMG Logs into WebSpy Vantage
- Forefront TMG Report Templates and Aliases (created to make your life a lot easier)
- Run Reports
- Analyze and Drilldown into Data
Have a look at WebSpy Vantage and Microsoft Forefront TMG.
Hopefully it can assist you in your quest for sophisticated Forefront TMG reporting.