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    TMG Replacement

    Has anyone found a cheap alternative to TMG which has everything in a all-in-one box? We are planning to change Broadband provider at some point and looking to get a Fortigate Firewall, but we need to replace TMG soon and need to provide a cheap like for like.

    Has anyone changed their TMG Cheaply?

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    Were replacing it with a Sophos UTM

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    Yeah I have looked at that, but its still a lot of money. I was quoted £4,200 for a software version?

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    We switched to a generic linux box, running Squid for proxying iptables for routing and apache for reverse proxying. As we run it as a VM, purchase cost was nill. Setup time was a bit longer though.

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    Can you not integrate it as part of you broadband project as the UTM can also be used as a firewall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    We switched to a generic linux box, running Squid for proxying iptables for routing and apache for reverse proxying. As we run it as a VM, purchase cost was nill. Setup time was a bit longer though.
    I was looking at implenting something myself, but due to time constraints and other factors this isnt really an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    Can you not integrate it as part of you broadband project as the UTM can also be used as a firewall?
    The Fortigate we "were" going to be supplied with doesn't support Reverse Proxy, but it will more than likely be approx 8-10 months before we will be going down that route.

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    Sophos UTM or a Smoothwall will work fine.

    Infact probably a lot better than TMG in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenmcginnis View Post
    The Fortigate we "were" going to be supplied with doesn't support Reverse Proxy, but it will more than likely be approx 8-10 months before we will be going down that route.
    You may want to get the fortinet and the use the server 2012 R2 web application proxy service to do reverse publishing.

    Ash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Sophos UTM or a Smoothwall will work fine.

    Infact probably a lot better than TMG in the long run.
    The hardware is recent, so ideally something in the hundreds than the thousands

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    Quote Originally Posted by spc-rocket View Post
    You may want to get the fortinet and the use the server 2012 R2 web application proxy service to do reverse publishing.

    Ash.
    Considered that, but then we would have a redundant server thats just over 18 months old

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenmcginnis View Post
    Considered that, but then we would have a redundant server thats just over 18 months old
    Hi,

    I know its an old thread, we're looking to replace our TMG box as well and the server HW is not bad. I'm looking at the sophos UTM - looks good in terms of features etc and they are improving all the while (latest version is 9.2 and you can download a 30 day trial to test it). Not sure yet how it is actually licensed but will be looking at this closely. One of the things it has is the web server protection (this replaces the functionality of reverse web publishing in TMG etc). The software is available as an appliance, virtual image or image you can install on your own HW so its flexible. Its best not to go for HW appliance based as you will be paying for support and the cost of advance HW replacement etc - virtual may be better but then again you have the HW already so its worth installing on that to see how it performs.

    Ash.

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    Hi Ash. Let me know how you get on as I'm still looking for a good reverse proxy for Exchange and RD Web

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    Citrix Netscaler maybe? I know @Ric_ is raving about how amazing they are and how they make good TMG replacements.

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    There are number of options depending how much work you want to:

    > Sonicwall
    > Smothwall
    > untangle Gateway

    Add 2012 proxying to above where needed

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