! ! URL Filtering Telemetry Package for TMG Beta3


Last month the TMG Team announced that is available to download (public) the “URL Filtering Telemetry Package”.

”With Forefront TMG Beta3, we introduced URL filtering leveraging the Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS). As we approach the Forefront TMG release candidate and release to market, we are working to improve the coverage and accuracy of our URL filtering offering and fine-tune it to address the Web traffic you see in your business.

As part of this effort, the MRS team has recently completed a significant database update, merging URL categorization data from partners such as Marshal8e6 and BrightCloud. Those of you who have installed TMG Beta3 and enabled URL filtering will begin receiving the enhanced data in the next several days. URL filtering database coverage and accuracy enhancements will continue to take place on an ongoing basis. …”

“Once you install the telemetry package, you will be automatically opted-in to the Microsoft telemetry service with basic membership (unless you were already signed in with advanced membership). In the context of URL filtering, this means reports collected by Microsoft from you include:

  • Random URL samples. The URLs are truncated to avoid disclosure of personal information.
  • The local list of URL category overrides.
  • A few statistical counters such as the ratio of requests that MRS failed to categorize.
  • Globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) to uniquely identify a Forefront TMG server for statistical analysis. The GUIDs are randomly generated during installation and do not contain any personal information or customer identity information. ”

More information and source here.

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f7e5907d-60ae-4f39-8660-9a959db5a6e6&displaylang=en


Eduardo Petizme.com
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