Security practices and software Server 2003/linux
Posted on 2006-06-06
I'm the network admin for the company I work for. Let me give a run down of our system.
We're on a full T1 connection that flows into a Sonic wall tz-170.
From there it’s piped into a Linksys 24 port switch and then to all the clients/servers.
1: SBS 2003 Standard edition. Serving as the domain controller and running our sharepoint website.
Currently Running AVG network edition.
I'd like some software that will log all access attempts, or possible hacking.
I know that event manager keeps a log but I'm looking for something 3rd party with some sort of tracing feature.
2. Our next server is a server 2003 standard edition. This is running our proprietary rental system from Texada Software.
Just need solid logging software.
3. Linux web server:
ANY IDEAS at all would be great. I'm not proficient with Linux, I do know how to install the OS and get apache serving pages beyond that I could use some real help. This box will strictly have forwarded traffic from our off-site hosted website. Basically people will go to our company website and then when they are ready to rent something they would be forwarded to our Linux server, which would pull the data from the Texada Software running on our MS server 2003 standard server. I have opted to use a Linux server for the website because I know it's superior for security reasons. I would have just used one of the other 2 servers but I would like to keep the website and our company data away from each other.
Any ideas or recommendations would be great. Also a Linux distro recommendation would also be nice.
Also if anyone knows of a way to allow our blackberrys to see our sharepoint site while out of the office
via the internet that would be GREAT.