Gartner Research

How to Replace Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG Products

Published: 24 February 2016

ID: G00292502

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Danilo Ciscato


Microsoft has discontinued TMG and UAG products, which provide application access control, security and application optimization functionality, with no direct replacement planned. This document identifies what options network and security architects have to address the resulting gap.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Involve People From Multiple Functional Areas in the Replacement Process; Do Not Leave the Decision to the Team Currently Managing TMG or UAG
  • Assess What Functions of TMG or UAG Are Used Today and Selectively Move Them to Other Platforms, Looking First at Those Already Running in Your Environment
    • Application Delivery Controller Products
    • Security Platforms
    • Reverse Proxies
    • Selecting the Right Solution for Your Environment
    • Look First to Platforms That Already Exist in Your Environment
  • Appendix
    • Microsoft Transition Guidance

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