Firewall Load Balancing
Service Type:Consulting, Professional Service
Works With:Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
Industry Focus:General - Applicable to All
Network Load Balancing integration is one of the features that existed in the previous version of Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. The main idea is that instead of defining NLB settings on each cluster node, cluster settings can be configured on the Forefront TMG Enterprise Manager Server (EMS) or on the array manager, and the EMS or array manager distributes the settings to all array members. After that, the system enters an NLB integrated state, where Forefront TMG detects and overrides any external changes made to the NLB configuration on all array members. For example if Forefront TMG is in an NLB integrated state and someone changes a virtual IP on any array member, the Firewall Service will change it back to the IP that is defined in the array configuration.
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