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How to Secure - 17.Mar.2008 6:27:44 AM   


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How can we secure ISA 2006 if we are using it as an internet facing firewall between our Internal Network and Internet and also if Exchange Server 2007 is published on it?

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RE: How to Secure - 17.Mar.2008 9:15:43 AM   


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you can take a look at these Security Guides:



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RE: How to Secure - 19.Mar.2008 9:29:56 AM   


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I don't use the security guides or implement many of the recommendations because if you correctly configure your ISA Firewall, all the extraneous security configurations are not required. However, if you plan on misconfiguring the ISA Firewall, or plan to use it as a workstation, or if you install extraneous software on the ISA Firewall, then you might consider implementing some of the suggestions in the security guides.



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RE: How to Secure - 19.Mar.2008 10:55:14 AM   
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Agreed, but SCW is probably the only exception here as it allows for the OS configuration to be baselined and dyncamically corrected using Group Policy...this stops people "playing" with configuration elements (like enabling VPN) as SCW allows you to define the exact role of your ISA Server and the associated services involved.

Perosnally I think SCW does add some value, but as ever, it needs to be used properly and is very customer/deployment specific in most cases.




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RE: How to Secure - 20.Mar.2008 2:02:32 PM   


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Hi Jason,

Good point. The SCW is helpful and especially in light of the abilty to save and restore the configuration.



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