SBS 2003 RWW/OMA - firewall port forwarding and security advice
Posted on 2009-05-17
I would be grateful for some clarification and advice - I am in the process of planning to use Outlook Mobile Access and then Remote Web Workplace on my SBS 2003 server (1 NIC), which has 5 client computers.
My setup is a Netgear DG834G modem/router > Netgear FVS318 hardware firewall (my ISP doesn't use PPOE) > server/client computers on the 192.168.x.x LAN.
I would like to try to use OMA using my Blackberry and in the near future when I get an offsite machine, use RWW. Before I do this I would appreciate some advice: -
1. To forward the necessary ports to the server, will I have to forward the ports on both the router and hardware firewall to the server, or just the router?
2. Although I understand that SSL can be used, is it just the strength of the passwords that will protect the server from unauthorised access from the internet?
Thanks for your help.