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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32718-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32718-6

A detailed look into best practice design, deployment, and maintenance of an ISA Server 2004 Environment.  Written by industry expert Michael Noel, of Convergent Computing, ISA Server 2004 Unleashed provides guidance for ISA deployment scenarios, including step by step guides for configuring ISA to secure Exchange Outlook Web Access, deploying ISA Server 2004 Enterprise edition arrays, setting up Site to Site VPNs, deploying ISA as a reverse proxy in the DMZ of a firewall, and much more.  This book covers ISA in great detail, with emphasis on real-world situations and labor-saving scripts that help administrators take control of an ISA environment and leverage its full potential to provide unprecedented levels of security to an environment.

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The example file (isaexport.wsf) for Chapter 18 - 4 KB -- Ch18.zip

The example file (isaconfig.wsf) for Chapter 20 - 4 KB -- Ch20Web.zip

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Exploring ISA Server 2004 Tools and Concepts

Exploring ISA Server 2004 Tools and Concepts

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Target Audience of This Book.

The Organization of This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

I. DESIGNING, EXPLORING, AND UNDERSTANDING ISA SERVER 2004.

1. Introducing ISA Server 2004.

    Understanding the Need for ISA Server 2004

      Outlining the High Cost of Security Breaches

      Outlining the Critical Role of Firewall Technology in a Modern Connected Infrastructure

      Understanding the Growing Need for Application-Layer Filtering

    Detailing the Additional Advantages of ISA Server 2004

      Allowing for More Intelligent Remote Access with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

      Using Web Caching to Improve and Control Web Browsing

      Reducing Setup and Configuration Time with an ISA Server 2004 Hardware Solution

      Reducing Administrative Overhead and Potential for Errors with Simplified Management Tools

      Preserving Investment in Existing Security Solutions

    Understanding the History of ISA Server 2004

      Outlining Initial Microsoft Security Solutions

      Exploring a New Product-Proxy Server

      Unleashing a New Model: the Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000

      Unveiling the Next Generation: ISA Server 2004

    Exploring the New Features of ISA Server 2004

      Choosing the ISA Server 2004 Operating System

      Choosing Between ISA Server 2004 Enterprise or Standard Editions

    Detailing Deployment Strategies with ISA Server 2004

      Deploying ISA Server 2004 as an Advanced Application-Layer Inspection Firewall

      Securing Applications with ISA Server 2004's Reverse Proxy Capabilities

      Accelerating Internet Access with ISA Server 2004's Web Caching Component

      Controlling and Managing Client Access to Company Resources with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

      Using the Firewall Client to Control Individual User Access

    Augmenting an Existing Security Environment with ISA Server 2004

      Utilizing ISA Server 2004 in Conjunction with Other Firewalls

      Deploying ISA Server 2004 in a RADIUS Authentication Environment

    Administering and Maintaining an ISA Server 2004 Environment

      Taking Advantage of Improvements in ISA Management Tools

      Backing Up and Restoring ISA Server Environments

      Maintaining an ISA Server Environment

      Monitoring and Logging Access

    Using ISA Server 2004 to Secure Applications

      Securing Exchange Outlook Web Access (OWA) with ISA Server 2004

      Locking Down Web Application Access

      Securing Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Traffic

    Summary

    Best Practices

2. Installing ISA Server 2004.

    Reviewing ISA Server 2004 Prerequisites

      Reviewing Hardware Prerequisites

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