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RE: Firewall for Windows Server 2003
From: "Danny Puckett" <dpuckett () comresource com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:02:15 -0400

If I understand this correctly, you need a firewall to run on the same box as the Windows Server 2003 OS. If this is 
correct, as stated ISA is a pretty good option as it integrates very well. Another option (assuming you have the 
resources for it) is to run a virtual firewall in a Virtual Machine (Vmware Server). I have seen setups with a small 
virtual m0n0wall where one physical interface of the server is connected to the LAN and the second interface is bound 
to the Host-Only network in VMware. You then have one of the virtual firewalls interfaces bound to the Host-Only 
network and the second bridged to the second Physical interface of the server. This essentially gives you a full 
firewall on the same physical server as the Server OS. While this may not be an optimal choice and I cannot attest to 
the security of this setup, it is pretty clever and free. 

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Jørgen Hovelsen
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 7:17 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Firewall for Windows Server 2003


Im looking for a firewall for Windows Server 2003. I googled it, and
found out that there are several different available.

- Have anyone experience with third-party firewalls on 2003?

- Are there anyone that could share some of their opinions?

Jørgen H.

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