TMG / ISA…discontinued………..R.I.P.

I feel so sad to saw the news about Microsoft discontinue the great TMG/ISA product.http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx I love ISA/TMG! It is secure and easy to use. Microsoft! Please give it back to us! ========================================= Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps: Today, as a result of our effort to better align security and protection solutions with the workloads and applications they protect, Microsoft is announcing changes to the roadmaps of some of the security solutions made available under the Forefront brand. As part of this effort, the next release of Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, which has long been part of the Office 365 … Continue reading TMG / ISA…discontinued………..R.I.P.

Changing the SSL cipher order in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista

From Steve Riley site: Changing the SSL cipher order in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista: Recently, the question of using AES for SSL has come up in the newsgroups and at some conferences. When IE makes an HTTPS connection to a web server, it offers a list of cipher supported cipher suites. The server then selects the first one from the list that it can match. The default order that IE follows is this: TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHATLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P256TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P384TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA_P521TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHATLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHATLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHATLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5SSL_CK_RC4_128_WITH_MD5SSL_CK_DES_192_EDE3_CBC_WITH_MD5TLS_RSA_WITH_NULL_MD5TLS_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA When you study the list, you’ll see that IE presents the algorithms in decreasing order of strength, but places the shorter bit-lengths first. Why? … Continue reading Changing the SSL cipher order in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista