Windows 2000 Server - Access ASP Application that sits behind firewall

Posted on 2004-10-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Have a Win 2000 Server running IIS on a private LAN. Our company has a custom made ASP timekeeping application that allows to people enter employee work hours and the project number they worked on for the previous day. There is really no sensitive information used with this app. The employee numbers are not the SSN and the pay rates are not available. What are the security risks of mapping all the http requests to the server so that people could enter time remotely from outside the private LAN. We use NAT on our LAN. The server is with the firewall/gateway being (I don't know a lot about networking).

Thanks, very curious
Question by:cshorey
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    Many a web server is configured that way. For added protection, you can have NTFS permissions set on the web server folders so that stray people cant get in but that would cause the user to have the authenticate into the server and then authenticate into the software.

    Anytime you allow access, you open potential security holes. Make sure you keep the system up-to-date with all patches to keep it as secure as possible.

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    Thanks, changing permissions sound like a good idea with mild inconvenience to users.

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