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RE: ISA server
From: "Steven A. Fletcher" <sfletcher () bcsc com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 15:28:11 -0600

As a firewall, I have found ISA server to be more trouble than it's worth.  I recommended it to one client, but then 
discovered when I was installing it that you cannot configure static NAT's.  Apparently, it breaks the static NAT 
ability that is built into Windows 2000 server.  As a proxy, it appears to work fine.

Steve Fletcher, A+, MCP, MCSE (NT 4), Master ASE, CCNA, CCA
Senior Network Engineer
BCSC Technology Solutions
sfletcher () bcsc com
 -----Original Message-----
From: ~Kevin Davis³ [mailto:computerguy () cfl rr com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 5:04 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: ISA server

It would be much more helpful if you provided some concrete reasons why ISA
server is bad.  Without that, your reply would appear to be just a rant
against Microsoft products.

~Kevin Davis³

What possibly could go wrong?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Owens" <greg.l.owens () verizon net>
To: "David Lanagan" <DLanagan () sterlinginsurancegroup com>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: ISA server

I do not like it.  I do not understand how anyone can use Microsoft as a
security solution.  Norton and MacAfee have made billions off Microsoft
attacks, yet people still want to use it as a Security Solution.  People sit
home and find ways to hack it, yet people still want to use it as a Security
Solution.  I do not understand.

From: "David Lanagan" <DLanagan () sterlinginsurancegroup com>
Date: 2003/11/18 Tue AM 07:22:29 EST
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: ISA server

  I'm looking for a good quality proxy product.  I've got 2 Internet links
in 2 sites (connected via WAN) and I want a product that will act as a proxy
for each site but also allow the clients to go from one to the other in the
event of failure.  I know that ISA server does this as part of a Proxy array
but the enterprise version is something liek £4.5k a piece!!  Way to
expensive when I'm not using the firewall side of it!
  Talking of which, second question.... how do you rate ISA server as a

Thanks for your help in advance!




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