RE: E-Mail gateway on IIS.

From: Timothy Whisnant (
Date: 06/13/05

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    To: Jitendra Kalyankar <>, "" <>
    Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:12:25 -0400

    I would recommend using separate servers for email and web publishing (if
    the company budget is there). If the webserver is compromised, then email
    services are still available (vice-versa).

    Since I'm guessing that the webserver is visible to the public, it is highly
    open to attack. It is a matter of the traffic that is allowed to pass to
    each machine (I'm hoping that it is firewalled in some way). Since you would
    have more ports open for these services (http, maybe ssl and various email),
    you are allowing more avenues of attack. If you only allow certain traffic
    to reach these machines, then you are reducing the list of vulnerabilities.

    However, if you are comfortable with your deployment of the email server/web
    server, lock down ports/services on the machine, audit the event logs and
    let it go. Time will tell.


    Timothy Whisnant


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jitendra Kalyankar []
    Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 7:27 AM
    Subject: E-Mail gateway on IIS.

    MS Gurus -

    I have on question about the e-mail gateway. I am working with this company
    where company has webserver as well as E-Mail gateway on the same server.
    Let me know if this will create any security risks. In other words is it
    recommanded that you need to have seperate webserver and e-mail gateway

    Any inputs on this are highly appreciated.

    Jitendra Kalyankar
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