Windows 2000 Server

Hello,

I have just installed a windows 2000 server. I have some protection coming from a Linksys router with integrated firewall but would like to install anti virus and firewall software on the server. However, I would install Norton or something similar apart from the fees, so I am after some recommendations for the server.

Many Thanks

Cyart
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sajuksCommented:
For software firewall i'd recommend going for Private firewall
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The Corporate Edition of Norton Antivirus is also an excellent choice
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r-kCommented:
In case you are running Exchange on your server as well, be sure to exclude the Exchange files from being scanned. See:

 http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2000110108382448

Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
Install Intrusion Detection System called Blink and SecureIIS from eEye Software. You will pretty much be set at that point
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Tim HolmanCommented:
If you want to skimp on AV software and firewalls, then get hold of a good W2K server hardening guide:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx%3FFamilyID%3D15E83186-A2C8-4C8F-A9D0-A0201F639A56%26DisplayLang%3Den&e=9797

http://www.systemexperts.com/tutors/HardenW2K101.pdf&e=9797

If you lock down the ports, then in effect, this is firewalling.
Less ports is also less of a footprint for viruses to attack you.
Ensure that you don't let users use the machine as a workstation (this is where a lot of the viruses get in).
Configure Windows Update to automatically update the W2K server.

If you're going to configure file/printer sharing on the server, you really do need AV, but get hold of a good fast one like Trend (Norton is slow..).

Also consider HIPS like www.prevx.com.


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CyartAuthor Commented:
Tim,

The microsoft link is not working, can u post again, many thanks
Tim HolmanCommented:
Hmmm... I can't access www.microsoft.com at all today.  Wonder what's up?
Some other links here:

http://is-it-true.org/pt/ptips28.shtml

Try MSBA if you can - great tool.
CyartAuthor Commented:
Thanx all
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