[Dshield] Best Hardware / Security Set-up for SBS 2003 w/T-1
dsb at rlx.com
Mon Mar 22 16:50:42 GMT 2004
If you are strapped $$-wise, then I'd consider using a Linux-box with a T-1 card (perhaps a Sangoma) as your router. That way you can add IPTables-base firewalling before your MS SBS server.
Just my $0.02.
From: Steve [mailto:itmanager at rjl-pensions.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 2:26 PM
To: 'General DShield Discussion List'
Subject: [Dshield] Best Hardware / Security Set-up for SBS 2003 w/T-1
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
I am trying to figure out the best way to set-up my new network.
I am going to be bringing in a T-1 connection to my office pretty soon.
I am going to be using MS SBS 2003 with ISA2000, Exchange, and IIS with
I already have the server and software in place, so I cannot change those
options. I still haven't purchased the router yet though.
I could also use the CSU/DSU from the T-1 connection to route the data into
My concerns are security oriented.
Should I use the Cisco router as a transparent interface and let it do the
routing and let ISA server handle the firewall?
Conversely I can set-up the router to also handle the firewall and use it in
conjunction with ISA server.
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
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