Dual firewalls in SBS 2003 [Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Pratices book excerpt]

Good morning everyone!

harrybbb here on his frist cup of coffeeeee. I am the author of the above title and I like to host a virtual book reading each day by posting up a passage. Today is short and sweet – it gets you thinking about dual firewalls!



Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation www.smbnation.com

Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP

PS – did u know I host a technology conference in the New York City area each spring? Save the date for March 6-8, 2009 and watch “voice meet data” in the SMB space!

PPS – my SBS 2008 book will be out in mid-November 2008!

PPPS – my Microsoft Response Point Primer book is here NOW!

Dual firewalls

Do me a favor and revisit Figure 5-12 in the earlier chapter on security in this book. That figure allows me the chance to reiterate and emphasize that a dual­firewall (ISA Server 2000 on the SBS 2003 machine and a hardware-based firewall out front on the perimeter) solution is perhaps the best form of security available to the small business. Speaking only for myself, I like the dual-firewall solution because it provides the utmost protection for my clients and myself (I look at it as being responsible and thus limiting my professional liability). Look for more of this discussion in my advanced SBS 2003 book (due the second half of 2004).


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