This article provides relevant information regarding the possibility of upgrading GFI WebMonitor for Microsoft Forefront TMG environments.
GFI WebMonitor 2013 for Microsoft Forefront TMG can now be updated to GFI WebMonitor 10.1. When making the update, the administrator can choose to have WebMonitor installed as a plug-in for TMG, similar to version 2013, or have it installed in parallel, as shown in the below image.
During installation, make sure to choose the GFI WebMonitor deployment mode. Keep in mind that the installation mode cannot be changed after it is completed, so it is recommended to review the information in this article for you to choose the ideal installation type for your environment.
Note: Transparent Proxy mode is not available when installing GFI WebMonitor on a Microsoft Forefront TMG server.
Choose this option to keep Microsoft Forefront TMG as the firewall and proxy, while using GFI WebMonitor for web filtering purposes only, as illustrated in the below image.
In this setup, GFI WebMonitor works as a plug-in of the Microsoft Forefront TMG server.
- This setup is easier to configure for clients that are upgrading from GFI WebMonitor 2013 because it keeps the same setup, and no changes are required on the network.
- This option is only available for servers that have Microsoft Forefront TMG installed. Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) are not supported.
Choose this option to have GFI WebMonitor running as a standalone proxy, as illustrated in the below image.
In this setup, you have two independent softwares running in parallel.
In this setup, GFI WebMonitor does not dependent on Microsoft Forefront TMG, and it works even if there are problems with TMG.
The network setup must be adjusted to point client machines to port 8081 to use the GFI WebMonitor proxy.
The license for GFI WebMonitor Proxy cannot be upgraded from the GFI WebMonitor TMG key. Contact your reseller if needed.
In this mode, GFI WebMonitor can also be chained to Microsoft Forefront TMG.