RE: Something about ISA Server 2000...

From: Los, Ralph (
Date: 10/25/01

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From: "Los, Ralph" <>
To: "'Progenit Service S.r.l.'" <>,
Subject: RE: Something about ISA Server 2000...
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 10:56:06 -0500


        Unfortunately, yes I have both experience and opinion. I started to
play around with ISA 2000 a while ago, and now I run 3 CheckPoint FW-1's.
Nothing beats a CheckPoint, in my book, BUT, Netscreen is a great little
box, and Watchguard is worth the price as well for smaller offices.

        I'd stay away from ISA as a firewall, trust me, it's not something
you want to have to deal with...<shudder>....and I'm a Microsoft fan.


Ralph M. Los
Asst. Vice-President, Internet Systems and Security
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-----Original Message-----
From: Progenit Service S.r.l. []
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 5:10 AM
Subject: Something about ISA Server 2000...

Hi all,

has someone an opinion (good or bad....)concerning ISA Server 2000 installed
as firewall? How many differences are among this software solution from
Microsoft and Check Point Firewall-1, Netscreen 10/100, Watchguard or Cisco

Any help would be appreciated.


Giancarlo Ballestracci
Technical Support
Progenit Service S.r.l. Agenzia TENOVIS-NEWTEL Telecommunications -
Information Security - New Technologies Tel 055-456336 Fax 055-452330