Solved

Should Antivirus or Firewall Software be installed on a Windows Server 2003 running IIS Web Server?

Posted on 2006-11-06
2
169 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have recently been assigned to administering a client's Web Server which is running IIS 6.0 on a Windows Server 2003.  The machine currently does not have any antivirus or firewall software installed.  The machine is housed at a remote sight which has routers installed.  Should I install any antivirus software or firewall software and if yes do you have a recommendation?
0
Comment
Question by:dyarosh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:trenes
trenes earned 100 total points
ID: 17884134
Hi dyarosh,

Yes you should install always a firewall on an internet facing computer without a hardware firewall.
Same goes for the Antivirus solution.

I use Kaspersky for Antivirus.
I dont use a soft firewall but a hardware Juniper Netscreen 5GT which is awesome. (so someone else must make a software firewall recommendation)

Cheers!
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Rumble earned 25 total points
ID: 17889385
I think you need a firewall of some type, be it hardware or software. You need to block all unneccessary ports and it's a good idea to run AV.
The routers can act as your firewall, make sure they block all ports to your server that you specify. If your serving web pages, allow port 80 in, if your running ftp have them open port 21.
-rich
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The term "Bad USB" is a buzz word that is usually used when talking about attacks on computer systems that involve USB devices. In this article, I will show what possibilities modern windows systems (win8.x and win10) offer to fight these attacks wi…
Security measures require Windows be logged in using Standard User login (not Administrator).  Yet, sometimes an application has to be run “As Administrator” from a Standard User login.  This paper describes how to create a shortcut icon to launch a…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question