Microsoft released on Monday the technical beta of Service Pack 1 for the latest version of Intelligent Application Gateway, called IAG 2007.
A gateway device, IAG 2007 combines the Secure Sockets Layer virtual private networking technology, which Microsoft acquired when it bought Fort Lee, N.J.-based Whale Communications, with Microsoft's own Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. Microsoft acquired Whale last year in a deal that was expected to add granularity to the software giant's existing access security products.
New features in this service pack include support for Windows Vista and better integration with Active Directory Federation Services. It also allows Microsoft Exchange Server to push email to Windows Mobile 5.0 devices, and it will support Microsoft's Forefront Client Security for unified virus and spyware protection on Windows XP and on Windows Vista.
In addition, SP1 supports Download Manager, which helps enforce document and browser download policies to secure corporate data, and Attachment Wiper, the IAG 2007 cache cleaner that helps ensure that sensitive data is removed from mobile clients when users close their sessions.
Released in February, IAG 2007 was available only from Celestix Networks Inc. and Network Engines Inc. Starting today, the device will also be available from Pyramid Computer GmbH, nAppliance Networks, SurfControl plc, Mendax Microsystems Inc. and Baosight Inc.