Re: Simple question regarding Windows 2003 Firewall



The Windows firewall does not inspect packets beyond
source ip / port and destination ip / port or identification
of local applications allowed network activity.

<martinghale@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:1175484944.188341.37330@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hello,

I just setup a Windows 2003 Server running IIS and Exchange 2003. On
our past server we used a product called BlackICE Defender as our
software firewall product. I liked it because I have to allow
incoming traffic through our hardware firewall which does simple port
forwarding and BlackICE Defender stopped a lot of attacks coming over
our open ports while still allowing the traffic that was supposed to
be working through.

My question, is the built-in Windows 2003 firewall any good in the
context of allowing an incoming port, say port 80 to be open, but
still smart enough to catch potential attacks on that port and stop
them, and report a log of them?

If not is there a good equivalent to BlackICE Defender for 2003? We
can not afford ISA or better hardware unfortunately and I'm trying to
make due with what we have.

Thanks in advance!




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