“With Forefront TMG Beta3, we introduced URL filtering leveraging the Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS). As we approach the Forefront TMG release candidate and release to market, we are working to improve the coverage and accuracy of our URL filtering offering and fine-tune it to address the Web traffic you see in your business.
As part of this effort, the MRS team has recently completed a significant database update, merging URL categorization data from partners such as Marshal8e6 and BrightCloud. Those of you who have installed TMG Beta3 and enabled URL filtering will begin receiving the enhanced data in the next several days. URL filtering database coverage and accuracy enhancements will continue to take place on an ongoing basis.
In order to further improve data quality, a URL filtering telemetry mechanism was developed. In brief, this mechanism allows the MRS team to review URL filtering data samples collected from participating Forefront TMG deployments. Based on those samples, the MRS team can analyze URL filtering coverage and accuracy, identify pain-points and address them accordingly. We consider this mechanism critical for ensuring a quality URL filtering service that addresses the kind of Web traffic you see in your business…”
Get the details on the new URL Filtering Telemetry Package over at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer