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Getting Started with ISA Server 2000

Download Evaluation Edition
Test drive the best security, firewall, and Web access acceleration available. Download the evaluation edition today. Source:

HOW TO: Safely Connect Your Company to the Internet in Windows 2000  
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 300876 - This step-by-step article describes how small businesses with less than 255 workstations in an existing Windows-based network can connect computers to the Internet by using the Microsoft Internet Security Acceleration (ISA) firewall secured services 

Reviewer©s Guide
The Reviewer's Guide steps you through the product, providing insightful technical information. This guide is for those who perform technical product reviews for their companies or those who review products for publications or client recommendations. Source:

What is ISA Server
ISA Server was designed for the Windows 2000 platform, taking advantage of advanced OS technologies including management, networking and authentication services. This is an overview of ISA Server's  functionality
The #1 unofficial ISA Server resource site with news, downloads, articles, 3rd party products, tutorials, newsletters, FAQs, message boards and much more

ISA Server: Your Network's Lifeguard
Microsoft's successor to Proxy Server 2.0 lets you easily control access to your network, reduce your company's bandwidth usage, and implement intrusion-detection logging features. Here are 6 steps to a basic configuration. Source: Windows2000 Magazine (Sept 2001)

Features Overview
The features offered with ISA Server make it possible for you to connect your network to the Internet with firewall protection and cache optimization. Source:

Getting Started with ISA Server
If you©re just getting started with ISA Server you might find that its hard to tell where the place is to start. One place you could start is by using the Getting Started Wizard. You can access the Wizard by opening the ISA Management console and clicking the topmost node in the left pane. Be sure that you have Taskpad view enabled by right clicking on an object in the left pane, then going to View and then click on Taskpad. Source: (Oct 26, 2001)

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server Online Seminar
How do you leverage the Internet but mitigate the associated risks? This seminar provides an overview of how ISA answers this question. 

Technical Questions and Answers for Internet Security & Acceleration Server 2000
An FAQ about Internet Security & Acceleration Server 2000.

The Deployment of Internet Security and Acceleration Server Enterprise Edition
Discover a faster response to security problems with Microsoft's ISA Server. In this online seminar, you'll find out how careful planning pays off, and how quick and easy it is to enable intrusion detection. Source:

Why ISA Server is a good solution for SMOs
Just when I thought the Microsoft Corporation had forgotten small to medium-size organizations (SMOs) with its complex release of Exchange 2000, I received a pleasant surprise. Microsoft's successor to Proxy Server has renewed my faith in the company's commitment to providing technology solutions for the nonenterprise organizations that make up over 80 percent of the marketplace. I have found that Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server offers certified security, access control, caching, and much more, while still delivering a product that keeps ease of administration and affordability in mind. I will show you a recent firewall implementation process in which I selected ISA Server as the best product for a client. Source:

Why Migrate from Microsoft Proxy Server
Learn about the secure Internet connectivity, fast Web access, unified management, and extensible open platform that make ISA Server more than a "proxy." Source:


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