What kind of firewall for a new Windows Server 2003 SBE
Posted on 2005-03-12
I am installing my first server in the guise of a Windows Server 2003 SBE machine from Dell. The setup is for a Doctors office, so security is imporant, since the server will have patient files. Most of my experience is with workstations, so I had a few questions:
1. Would you suggest I get the Premium version of Server 2003 SBE that includes ISA or is there another 3rd party firewall software that would work equally as well (I had been looking at Symantec Client Security for a combined Anti-Virus/Firewall Solution).
2. Do the various software firewalls (ISA, Symantec, Zone Alarm, etc) work on the actual server as well, or does the OS come with enough built in security to lock itself down.
3. I am trying to figure out what kind of a hardware router/firewall to use. Any suggestions. I need something affordarle for about five machines. Am I ok with one of the less expensive business Linksys or Netgear's or should I be looking into somehting with client liscenses (Syamtec box for example.)