About Richard Hicks

Richard Hicks (MCP, MCSE, MCTS, and MCITP Enterprise Administrator) is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has traveled around the world speaking to network engineers, security administrators, and IT professionals about Microsoft edge security and remote access solutions. Richard has more than two decades experience working in large scale corporate computing environments and has designed and deployed perimeter defense and secure remote access solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. He blogs extensively about Microsoft edge security and remote access solutions, and is also a contributing author at popular sites such as WindowSecurity.com, ISAserver.org. CloudComputingAdmin.com, and the Petri IT Knowledgebase. In addition, he is a Pluralsight author and has served as the technical reviewer on several Windows server and network security books. Richard is the founder of Richard M. Hicks Consulting, Inc. and is focused on helping organizations large and small implement and support edge security and remote access solutions, as well as certificate services infrastructures. Richard lives and works in beautiful, sunny Southern California. You can learn more about Richard by visiting https://www.richardhicks.com/.
23 10, 2012

Blocking Sites with Forefront TMG

Fastvue TMG Reporter gives you great insight into what sites are being accessed. Forefront TMG administrators are often surprised to see sites in their reports that they believed were being blocked by their Forefront TMG access rules. By running reports on these sites, they often discover that it is due to an unintended consequence of another access rule that permits traffic for a different situation. I thought it would be useful to review the various methods of site blocking to ensure that your rules are as broad or as specific as they need to be.

18 05, 2012

Logging Improvements in Forefront TMG 2010

One of the areas that improved significantly in Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 is logging. Sure, it doesn’t get all the attention that TMG’s advanced web protection capabilities do. [...]