Can a remote access solution improve your organization’s security posture? That’s a topic I explore in this month’s edition of the WindowSecurity.com monthly newsletter. This month I discuss Microsoft’s next generation remote access solution – DirectAccess. DirectAccess provides seamless and transparent, always-on remote corporate network connectivity for managed Windows clients. In addition to providing a significantly improved user experience, DirectAccess also includes native support for bi-directional network connectivity for remote connected endpoints. This enables security administrators to better manage their remote devices and improves compliance tremendously. Read this month’s newsletter to learn more!
What are Windows Azure Endpoints? That’s the topic I covered in my latest article published on CloudComputingAdmin.com. Endpoints in Windows Azure are essentially TCP and/or UDP ports that are configured to be publically available. They allow you to expose network services running on hosted Windows Azure virtual machines securely to outside entities. Read the article for all the details!
In my latest article published on ISAserver.org, I explore the possibility that, despite the formal end-of-life announcement from Microsoft, there might just be some life left in the venerable Forefront TMG 2010 firewall. Many folks ask me about replacement options for Forefront TMG, and depending on the deployment scenario and specific requirements, sometimes the best solution is still TMG! Read more here.