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Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook by Ran Dolev, Erez Ben-Ari

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Remote connectivity

Some applications are designed in a way that makes even the SSL tunneling component unsuitable, and so UAG includes three additional types of Remote Connectivity solutions:

  • Network Connector (NC)
  • Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
  • DirectAccess (DA)

Fans of the previous products, e-Gap and IAG, are probably familiar with NC, but will be glad to hear about the advantages that SSTP and DA bring to the table. The Network Connector is somewhat similar to the SSL tunneling component, with the main difference being that it listens and tunnels ALL traffic into the internal network, unless the administrator specifically sets limits on that. In addition, it creates a virtual Network Card on the user's computer, and assigns it an IP ...

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