Our commitment to continue servicing the market for Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 until the year 2023

Celestix has reaffirmed our commitment to continue servicing the market for Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 until the year 2023, enabling organizations to continue deploying this market leading perimeter security platform.

Microsoft has announced to discontinue development of the TMG technology and greatly extends the lifespan of this trusted and widely deployed product. The last date for purchasing the software version directly from Microsoft is December 1st 2012. Microsoft’s standard and extended support contracts continue as scheduled.

The market is understandably disappointed by the withdrawal of this reliable and value rich product. As a trusted OEM partner of Microsoft we have the ability to continue building TMG into our award winning MSA appliance range until 2023. We will also continue to provide our comprehensive technical support services, ensuring that our customers have many more years’ service from TMG.

Organizations of all sizes rely on TMG 2010, and its predecessor ISA Server to deliver a range of services from application proxy, defense in depth firewalling, site to site connectivity and web filtering. The strength of the product lies in its comprehensive functionality combined with its relative simplicity. The technology is widely deployed in the market and is a trusted component of many thousands of networks worldwide.

Celestix’ decision to supply and support TMG 2010 on their MSA appliance platform until 2023 allows existing customers to continue depending on the product with peace of mind. It also enables new customers to depend on TMG without any concern about the life-cycle of the product.