I am currently trying out a server on Windows Server 2003 and a client using XP. I have these networked via a router with my main intention being to try out a variety of applications such as Access, SQL Server etc on SharePoint from an accounting point of view i.e. generating and distributing reports to the end user.
My main system is XP and is located on a different partition on the server computer. I use the Internet and email from my main system only as I have Norton Internet security on that computer alone. I can access the Internet from all the systems via the router but I don't as I don't have any security on them.
My question is bearing in mind that this is a learning exercise only how can I secure my connection to the Internet for both client and server for the Internet (no emails) as cheaply as possible.