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Best practices meets the real world!

Monday, October 20, 2003  

Here's an interesting column in eWeek: How Many Firewalls Do You Need? I found some of his ideas on security right from the MS PR Department and not from the Technet folks. One of my favorite quotes is this on: "Ironically, the boundary firewall has to have more liberal entry-exit policies for communication than you would have for any individual server." He's never configured a Firewall before then. The first thing your taught is to block *everything* and then open up only what's needed on a port by port, server by server basis (remember that's in *both* directions). He also talks about the Accelerator in ISA and how it helps to be tied into your AD -- not a good thing. The only good point he makes is that you should tighten security on your production servers. Scary article!

posted by David | 10/20/2003 03:39:00 PM


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