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software firewall on server 2003

Discussion in 'Software' started by Wassup, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Wassup

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    any recommendations?

    I was thinking of Look'n'Stop h**p://www.looknstop.com/En/index2.htm

    It is for a small business, to be running w2k3 server with a domain, with a couple of desktops and 2 or 3 laptops, but that shouldn't really matter , should it?

    I was going to suggest a hardware firewall, (not just the one in the modem/router) like a D-Link DFL700, but I think that route proves quite pricey.

    Any other ideas would be muchly appreciated
    tia
     
  2. webslinger2k

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    We and a number of other small-med buisnesses use Checkpoint - very complex at first glance, I struggle to find my way around it, but the other guys in the team who are more experienced swear by it.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Checkpoint stuff is great but pricey.

    Can the server not be speced with SBS and then run ISA firewall? :blink
     
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  4. Wassup

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    mmm, this I don't know, I s'pose it could be
    I have to investigate more ... thanks for the reply

    more ideas welcome
     
  5. simongrahamuk
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    How is the 'network' going to connect to the internet? If you don't need advance features then I would suggest using the firewall on the router (assuming its going to be an ADSL connection) and just have it supplemented by the builtin Windows Firewall.
     
  6. Wassup

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    thanks for the reply simon,
    yeh that's pretty much what I was thinking of doing, using the router firewall and then look'n'stop , don't really trust the windows firewall all that much, in fact I disable it on every install I do!

    having looked (albeit briefly) into SBS and ISA , thats stretching me a bit for now.. definitely something for the future tho'

    thanks guys
     

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