We are considering upgrading to Small Business Server. It has proxy, which I am gathering it is a firewall. I am looking to implement a network security solution. Can some clear up for me what is the difference between Proxy and a hardware firewall. and suggest which will be a better choice. Let me give you a breakdown of what we have.
1 Win 2k server with exchange 2k
10 Win 2k pro
2 Win 98
We use outlook Web Access.
We do not host web, ftp or any thing else.
Should we 1st invest in a server and put Exchange on it, and still give it a public IP so we can access OWA ( OWA is accessed through dynamic ISP IPs). Then install the DC on an internal IP to protect data.
Or should we just go ahead and invest in Small Business Server, and Proxy will do the job.
Our goal is to protect data, while allowing OWA, and Terminal server capabilities (administrative for now and possibly applications in the near future).