Microsoft ISA (Internet Security and Acceleration) Server - a solution that combines advanced firewall, application-level means of organizing and managing a virtual private network and service caching Web data, the use of which improves the efficiency of IT investments by improving the safety and local area network.
ISA Server, a component of Microsoft Windows Server System - a reliable, easy to use, cost-effective solution that helps professionals in the field of information technology to deal with emerging security threats.
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 provides additional protection, ease of use, fast and secure access to networks of any type.
Capabilities of ISA Server
ISA Server contains a full-featured firewall, application layer that protects organizations of all sizes from both internal and external attacks. The ISA Server performs a comprehensive review of various Internet protocols, including protocol HTTP, allowing the threats are not detected by traditional firewalls.
The ISA Server provides a unique protection for the service Microsoft Outlook Web Access, carried out at several levels:
* Web Publishing Rule that provides secure authentication at the level of forms.
* Decoding the protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows you to check the data stream format of SSL for malicious code.
* Multistage authentication, which guarantees the authenticity of the user account information for remote access to email protocol RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) and RSA SecurID.
* Attachment Blocking and end the conversation after a timeout, allowing remote session with the e-mail does not stay open and can not be used for access by others.
Built-in firewall and virtual private network resources (VPN) ISA Server 2004 support dynamic filtering, which allows you to inspect all traffic VPN. Implemented as verification of VPN clients to ensure that the regime "quarantine" based on Windows Server 2003, helping to protect networks from attacks when connected via a virtual private network (VPN).
In addition, an entirely new user interface, wizards, templates and management tools simplify the configuration, deployment and management system, allowing administrators avoid common security configuration errors.
550 MHz Pentium III or faster processor (ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition supports up to four CPUs on one server) Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server with Service Pack 4 or later; Windows 2000 Datacenter Server; or Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or more recommended NTFS-formatted local partition with 150 MB of available hard-disk space; additional space required for Web cache content Network adapter that is compatible with the computer\'s operating system for communication with the internal network; one additional network adapter, modem, or ISDN adapter for each additional network connected to the ISA Server computer CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive VGA or higher-resolution monitor Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device