HELP!!! MISSION CRITICAL!!! Looking for some advice on ISA 2000 that comes with Small Business Server 2003....I got some very specific questions for the experts!
Posted on 2006-05-02
My company of about 25 users with a mix of Windows 2000 and Windows XP
The network is two servers (identical) with one server running Windows 2003 SBS (Domain Controller) and the other Windows 2003 Standard on an AD domain with DFS.
We had a security breach from a user looking at unapproved websites which has sparked a upgrade and evaluation of the internet policy.
I have a firewall (smoothwall) which is setup to give me a DMZ to email gateway then the firewalled side of it goes to a switch which then feeds the users and the servers.
Smoothwall is a linux firwall which you install to a PC and gives you all the functionality of a commercial firewall very impressive I think works great.
I know that ISA needs two NIC cards to operate...is there a way around this? I have two in there server but I'm alittle afraid to change the configuration considering this machine is mission critical everytday of the week.
I heard that ISA 2004 came with windows 2003 SMS service packs is there a free upgrade or a way to get it...ISA 2000 cam with my Windows 2003 SBS disks.
I main usage I will receive from ISA is the cache and blocking all but approved websites... so my network is firewalled so will I receive any benefits at all...
Please be thorough in explanation because ISA is a little confusing for me...