Last Updated on 21 May 2013, Total: 160 Articles and Tutorials

  1. Getting Started with ISA Server

    If you are just getting started with ISA Server you might find that its hard to tell where the place is to start. One place you could start is by using the Getting Started Wizard. You can access the Wizard by opening the ISA Management console and clicking the topmost node in the left pane. Be sure that you have... Read More


    Nowadays, concepts such as firewalls, VPNs and intrusion detection systems are old hat for security professionals-just as concepts like server publication and Internet caches are well understood by network engineers.What makes the Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server from Microsoft ( groundbreaking is that it can do it all. There are many vendors out there that attempt to merge previously... Read More

  3. What is ISA Server 2000.

    ISA Server was designed for the Windows 2000 platform, taking advantage of advanced OS technologies including management, networking and authentication services. In addition, Windows integration makes it easier for administrators to work with other Microsoft applications like Exchange and NetMeeting... Read More

  4. Internet Access Control.

    This internet access control article aims to tackle the various security issues facing companies such as, viruses, hackers and much more. Controlling and monitoring internet access is a must for every corporate network to ensure ultimate network security and integrity. Also reviews products which are leading the way in network security and controlling internet access... Read More

  5. Microsoft's Stellar ISA Server.

    With the introduction of Proxy Server 1.0, Microsoft made its first foray into two burgeoning new markets: Internet security and accelerated Web access. Although the initial version of Proxy Server provides only basic security features and doesn't support several popular Internet protocols, it quickly gained popularity among Windows NT-centric organizations that needed user-level access control to Internet services, Internet firewall... Read More

  6. Caching in on Web Security.

    We tested the ISA Server 2000 using two popular free open-source network attack tools,'s Nessus 1.0.5 and's NMAP 2.53. Both hacking tools revealed open-port vulnerabilities, but these weaknesses were minor ones that likely wouldn't cause real damage to a network: ISA Server 2000 blocked the most threatening attacks. Microsoft officials said they plan to address these issues before... Read More

  7. Windows NT / 2000 Security.

    We begin by summarizing the cornerstone of Windows NT security -- user authentication. You must understand its basics before you can make some central decisions about domain structure, the most fundamental determinant of who does what on your network and where they can do it. A networked operating system like Windows NT imposes security by granting specific services and fulfilling... Read More

  8. Features & Benefits of ISA Server.

    Although the Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server is a descendent of Microsoft Proxy Server, the new product is much more than a simple upgrade. ISA Server introduces many new features and improves Proxy Server's existing capabilities... Read More

  9. Microsoft's ISA Server Threatens Firewall Market.

    When Microsoft's Proxy Server first became available in October of 1996, industry analysts knew it would only be a short amount of time before the company would take the product further to produce a full blown firewall system. They were right. Microsoft's new Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) server, currently in beta, is positioned as a firewall and traffic management... Read More

  10. Microsoft's New Security Server.

    ISA 2000 is an application-level firewall with data-aware filtering capabilities as well as IP packet filtering functionality. To accelerate Web access ISA caches both inbound and outbound Web traffic, which means the server could be used to speed outbound Web access or as a front end to Web server farm to help offload traffic. ISA supports the Cache Array Routing... Read More

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