From: Pretoria, South Africa
So strange that LCS and ISA2004 been released at around the same time by the same software giant, but no SIP filter included. I told my colleagues not to worry, because I'm very sure MS would want their customers to use LCS/ISA2006 as a good "working" solution. Then, there is the saying: "They got the point, they'll get it right, just wait for the next version." Not having to procure any 3rd party add-on is what I wished for but alas... I installed ISA2006 and still, no SIP filter.
Any reason why?
Is it a company strategy decision not to cut the 3rd parties throats? Which means, if MS is using the same solution, they're using the same 3rd party tool?
I really don't have any issues in having to use 3rd party add-ins, most of them exists to make a great product even greater.
Off Topic: Note for Dr.Tom and his team. Dr.Tom, I've enjoyed reading your ISA2004 book. I want to compliment you and everyone's contribution to the book. The perspectives/facts written about ISA compared to competitors and appliance vs. moving parts... etc. Good stuff. Can't wait to get my hands on your future publications! Thumbs up for isaserver.org's new skin.
The previous one is permanently burnt into my screen.
Thank you. Johann - South Africa.
< Message edited by Whisp -- 20.Oct.2006 9:20:01 AM >
Thank you for the very kind words about my material and the Web site!
Microsoft is aware of the SIP situation, and they are working on a fix. However, believe it or not, its a very complex issue for them and they don't have the resources on the ISA Firewall dev team to do all the things we'd like them to do. However, I am sure by the next version we'll have something very pleasing :)