IAG 2007 SSL VPN Gateway Preparing Service Pack 1

IAG 2007 service pack 1 adds support for Windows Mobile 5, which includes Exchange 2007 push e-mail, as well as for Forefront Client Security, which Microsoft released earlier this month, said Joel Sloss, senior product manager for the ISA Server business unit at Microsoft.

IAG service pack 1 integrates well with existing infrastructure, tying neatly into Active Directory Federation Services, said Sloss.

“Through ADFS, it’s easier to provision users and set up trusted relationships,” said Sloss.

IAG is particularly useful for creating extranet portals and dynamically customizing user accounts, said Sloss. “With ADFS, we can broaden that capability to provide a customized portal experience,” he said.

IAG service pack 1 doubles both HTTP throughput and the number of users that IAG can support, said Sloss.

IAG currently ships only as a hardware appliance, but Microsoft plans to add a software version after the release of Windows 2008, formerly known as Longhorn, which is slated for later this year, Sloss said.

Six new OEM partners, including SurfControl, will work with Microsoft to develop products ranging from entry level ISA Server devices to high-end IAG devices, according to Sloss.

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