Firewall for Windows 2000 Server


Hello,
          We have a Windows 2000 Server which is essentially a web server. I would like to install a software firewall on this system and have been looking for recommendations. I have noted that many do recommend Zone Alarm Pro, and I tried to use the trail version to see if it meets my requirements. But, during installation process, Zone Alarm Pro installer program notified that "it is not designed for Windows Server Operating Systems". So, I cancelled it.

Does any body have a Personal Firewall recommendation for Windows 2000 Server running a webserver??

Thanks
s_kvAsked:
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f_umarCommented:
there are plenty but i recommend Microsft ISA Server it is an application level firewall a proxy server and do reverse caching

Sygate's product (www.sygate.com), Kerio's Personal
Firewall product (not supported on Windows 2003 Server yet) (www.kerio.com)
or Tiny Software's (www.tinysoftware.com/) firewall product
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campbelcCommented:
Also like BlackIce Defender, have been using it for years... Very nicely done with very good real-time statistics.

http://www.blackice.com/PCProtection-Firewall.htm
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f_umarCommented:
view the document and follow the instructions to make your Win2K system hackers free.
http://www.hsc.fr/ressources/breves/min_srv_res_win.en.html.en

check this out it has good fetures

NeT Firewall is a comprehensive stateful firewall solution built to protect Windows-based systems not currently protected by a firewall. Stateful inspection technology tracks each packet traversing the firewall and makes sure that they are legitimate. A stateful inspection firewall also monitors the state of the connection and compiles the information in a state table ensuring that the source and destination of each packet is valid. NeT Firewall is more secure than application-based personal firewalls, yet less expensive than high-end firewalls, providing comprehensive intrusion protection. Don't need logged on user to load firewall rules and start packet filtering engine (option "Start Firewall engine on system start up").

http://www.ntkernel.com/w&p.php?id=18

Cheers !
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s_kvAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your suggestions. I have tried serveral different firewalls including the ones that you have suggested. In my experience, I have found that sygate personal fireall pro and McAfee's firewall have easy to configure intereface, passed the security tests and seem to offer good protection.
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