by The Editor [Published on 7 Oct. 2000 / Last Updated on 21 May 2013]
We tested the ISA Server 2000 using two popular free open-source network attack tools, Nessus.org's Nessus 1.0.5 and Insecure.org'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 the final release, which is slated for the end of the year. Prices were not available at press time. In tests, ISA Server 2000 had impressive management capabilities, and its support for third-party security devices will suit the security needs of large companies migrating to Windows 2000.