I have a small business with a small network consisting of one NT server, 7 workstations, a printer and a dsl modem.
The modem is hardwired to a Netgear FVS318v3 router which is hardwired to the LAN switch(which everything in the SOHO network is hardwired to.)
All of the workstations are running ZoneAlarm Pro(some XP others 98). The NT server is only for file sharing, but holds a lot of confidential information. I do not have a soft firewall on the NT server (as I understand, the new version of ZA Pro is not supported for NT). The server was never set up to access the internet, but I do not know if it is "open" now through the DSL or through the workstations?
So my questions would be: Is the Netgear hard firewall sufficient to block direct access to the server? And is the combo of the Netgear and ZA Pro sufficient to block access to the server through the workstations? Is there something else I should do or install on the NT server?(is any soft firewall recommended for an NT server?)
I have gone to the "Shields-up" website which tests firewalls and it gave me a thumbs up for being stealth...it's all new to me, so I want to make sure I'm doing all I can.