Re: ISA Server and hardware firewalls - which is better

From: Paul Atreides (
Date: 04/21/04

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 11:38:16 +0200

In article <8jghc.188$>,
ppr5hr@ntlw0rld.c0m says...
> We have an SBS2003 (useing 2 NICs) with ISA server Premium installation
> (Server and 2 desktops) and wish to connect a laptop and a desktop
> wirelessly. Hub is 10baseT.
> As I see it we have two choices. One is to connect an access point to the
> hub and use ISA server as the firewall etc or use it for caching and use one
> of these wireless routers with built in firewall. I am not sure which way
> should be go. Which is more secure!!
> All comments gratefully received.


ISA can give you detailed reports and logs about Web usage. It's also
simple to define rules for permissions and transparent authentication.
It's very easy to use it as a VPN gateway too. For a windows product, it
appears very safe.

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