Scaling, Extending, and Simplifying DirectAccess Deployments with Forefront UAG

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

DirectAccess with Forefront UAG offers a unified, security-enhanced access solution across and beyond the enterprise environment. The combined value of these technologies enables IT departments to increase user productivity by allowing authenticated access to corporate resources from the Internet while maintaining security and regulatory compliance.

Forefront UAG extends the benefits of DirectAccess across your infrastructure, enhancing scalability and simplifying deployments and ongoing management.

DirectAccess with Forefront UAG provides the following improvements over DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Extends DirectAccess to IPv4-only applications and resources that are running on the existing infrastructure by using built-in NAT64 capabilities

  • Protects the DirectAccess server with a hardened edge solution

  • Minimizes DirectAccess server and client configuration errors and simplifies deployment by using built-in wizards and tools

  • Simplifies NAP integration

  • Enhances scale and ongoing administration through built-in array management and integrated load balancing

  • Consolidates access gateways for centralized control and auditing

For more information, see Forefront UAG and DirectAccess.