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Configuring ISA Server 2000

Building Firewalls for Windows 2000

Microsoft's flagship ISA Server delivers the Internet to your customers!As the demand for Internet connectivity reaches a fever pitch, system administrators are being challenged to connect more and more systems to the Internet without compromising security or network performance. ISA Server 2000 provides system administrators with a revolutionary management infrastructure that addresses the two greatest needs of Enterprise-wide Internet connectivity: Security and speed.Written by best-selling author of several MCSE 2000 study guides, this book will provide the system administrators with an in depth understanding of all the critiacl features of Microsoft's flag ship Internet Server. Configuring ISA Server 2000 shows network administrators how to connect a network to the Internet, maintain the connection, and troubleshoot remote users' hardware and software configuration problems.

Windows 2000 system administrators

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: May 2001

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-928994-29-9


  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft ISA Server

    What Is ISA Server

    Why “Security and Acceleration” Server

    The History of ISA: Microsoft Proxy Server

    ISA Server Options

    The Microsoft.Net Family of Enterprise Servers

    The Role of ISA Server in the Network Environment

    An Overview of ISA Server Architecture

    ISA Server Features Overview

    Firewall Security Features

    Web Caching Features

    Internet Connection-Sharing Features

    Unified Management Features

    Extensible Platform Features

    Who This Book Is For and What It Covers


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 2 ISA Server in the Enterprise


    Enterprise-Friendly Features



    Multiprocessor Support

    Network Load-Balancing Support


    Hierarchical and Distributed Caching

    Total Cost of Ownership

    Designing Enterprise Solutions

    General Enterprise Design Principles

    Planning Multiserver Arrays

    Understanding Multiserver Management

    Using Tiered Policy

    Understanding ISA Server Licensing


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 3 Security Concepts and Security Policies


    Security Overview

    Defining Basic Security Concepts

    Knowledge Is Power

    Think Like a Thief

    Security Terminology

    Addressing Security Objectives

    Controlling Physical Access

    Preventing Accidental Compromise of Data

    Preventing Intentional Internal Security Breaches

    Preventing Unauthorized External Intrusions and Attacks

    Recognizing Network Security Threats

    Understanding Intruder Motivations

    Classifying Specific Types of Attacks

    Categorizing Security Solutions

    Hardware Security Solutions

    Software Security Solutions

    Designing a Comprehensive Security Plan

    Evaluating Security Needs

    Understanding Security Ratings

    Legal Considerations

    Designating Responsibility for Network Security

    Designing the Corporate Security Policy

    Educating Network Users on Security Issues

    Incorporating ISA Server into Your Security Plan

    ISA Server Intrusion Detection

    Implementing a System-Hardening Plan with ISA

    Using SSL Tunneling and Bridging


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 4 ISA Server Deployment Planning and Design


    ISA Deployment: Planning and Designing Issues

    Assessing Network and Hardware


    System Requirements

    Software Requirements

    Processor Requirements

    Active Directory Implementation

    Mission-Critical Considerations

    Hard Disk Fault Tolerance

    Planning the Appropriate Installation Mode

    Installing in Firewall Mode

    Installing in Cache Mode

    Installing in Integrated Mode

    Planning for a Standalone or an Array Configuration

    Planning ISA Client Configuration

    Internet Connectivity and DNS Considerations


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 5 ISA Server Installation


    Installing ISA Server on a Windows 2000 Server

    Putting Together Your Flight Plan

    Performing the Installation

    Installing ISA Server: A Walkthrough

    Upgrading a Standalone Server to an Array Member: A Walkthrough

    Changes Made After ISA Server Installation

    Migrating from Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0

    What Gets Migrated and What Doesn’t

    Upgrading Proxy 2.0 on the Windows 2000 Platform

    Upgrading a Proxy 2.0 Installation on Windows NT 4.0


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 6 Managing ISA Server


    Understanding Integrated Administration

    The ISA Management Console

    ISA Wizards

    Performing Common Management Tasks

    Configuring Object Permissions

    Managing Array Membership

    Using Monitoring, Alerting, Logging, and Reporting Functions

    Creating, Configuring, and Monitoring Alerts

    Monitoring Sessions

    Using Logging

    Generating Reports

    Understanding Remote Administration

    Installing the ISA Management Console

    Using Terminal Services for Remote Management of ISA


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 7 ISA Architecture and Client Configuration


    Understanding ISA Server Architecture

    The Web Proxy Service

    The Firewall Service

    The Network Address Translation Protocol Driver

    The Scheduled Content Download Service

    ISA Server Services Interactions

    Configuration Changes and ISA Server Services Restarts

    Installing and Configuring ISA Server Clients

    The SecureNAT Client

    The Firewall Client

    The Web Proxy Client

    Autodiscovery and Client Configuration


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 8 Configuring ISA Server for Outbound Access


    Configuring the Server for Outbound Access

    Configuring Listeners for Outbound Web Requests

    Server Performance

    Network Configuration Settings

    Firewall Chaining: Routing SecureNAT and Firewall Client Requests

    Routing Web Proxy Client Requests

    Outbound PPTP Requests

    The Local Address Table

    Configuring the Local Domain Table

    Creating Secure Outbound Access Policy

    Creating and Configuring Policy Elements

    Creating Rules Based on Policy Elements

    Bandwidth Rules

    Site and Content Rules

    Protocol Rules

    IP Packet Filters

    Configuring Application Filters That Affect Outbound Access

    FTP Access Filter

    HTTP Redirector Filter

    SOCKS Filter

    Streaming Media Filter

    Understanding and Configuring the Web Proxy Cache

    Cache Configuration Elements

    Scheduled Content Downloads


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 9 Configuring ISA Server for Inbound Access


    Configuring ISA Server Packet Filtering

    How Packet Filtering Works

    Enabling Packet Filtering

    Creating Packet Filters

    Managing Packet Filters

    Supporting Applications on the ISA Server

    Publishing Services on Perimeter Networks Using Packet Filters

    Packet Filtering Options

    Application Filters That Affect Inbound Access

    DNS Intrusion Detection Filter

    Configuring the H.323 Filter

    POP Intrusion Detection Filter

    RPC Filter

    SMTP Filter

    Configuring the SMTP Message Screener

    Designing Perimeter Networks

    Limitations of Perimeter Networks

    Perimeter Network Configurations

    Tri-homed ISA Server Perimeter Networks

    Publishing Services on a Perimeter Network

    Bastion Host Considerations


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 10 Publishing Services to the Internet


    Types of Publishing

    Web Publishing

    Server Publishing

    Publishing Services on a Perimeter Network

    Web Server Publishing

    Preparing to Publish

    Web Publishing Walkthrough-Basic Web Publishing

    Publishing a Web Site on the ISA Server

    Web Publishing through Protocol Redirection

    Creative Publishing Using Destination Sets

    Secure Web Site Publishing

    Publishing Services

    Limitations of Server Publishing Rules

    Preparing for Server Publishing

    Server Publishing Walkthrough-Basic Server Publishing

    Publishing a Terminal Server

    Publishing a Web Server Using Server Publishing

    The H.323 Gatekeeper Service

    Gatekeeper-to-Gatekeeper Calling

    ILS Servers

    NetMeeting Clients on the Internet

    Configuring the Gatekeeper

    Managing the Gatekeeper

    Virtual Private Networking

    Configuring VPN Client Access

    Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Configuration


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 11 Optimizing, Customizing, Integrating, and Backing Up ISA Server


    Optimizing ISA Server Performance

    Establishing a Baseline and Monitoring Performance

    Addressing Common Performance Issues

    Customizing ISA Server

    Using the ISA Server Software Developer’s Kit

    Using Third-Party Add-ons

    Integrating ISA Server with Other Services

    Understanding Interoperability with Active Directory

    Understanding Interoperability with Routing and Remote Access Services

    Understanding Interoperability with Internet Information Server

    Understanding Interoperability with IPSecurity

    Integrating an ISA Server into a Windows NT 4.0 Domain

    Backing Up and Restoring the ISA Configuration

    Backup Principles

    Backing Up and Restoring Standalone Server Configurations

    Backing Up and Restoring Array and Enterprise Configurations


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Chapter 12 Troubleshooting ISA Server


    Understanding Basic Troubleshooting Principles

    Troubleshooting Guidelines

    Troubleshooting ISA Server Installation and Configuration Problems

    Hardware and Software Compatibility Problems

    Initial Configuration Problems

    Troubleshooting Authentication and Access Problems

    Authentication Problems

    Access Problems

    Dial-up and VPN Problems

    Troubleshooting ISA Client Problems

    Client Performance Problems

    Client Connection Problems

    Troubleshooting Caching and Publishing Problems

    Caching Problems

    Publishing Problems


    Solutions Fast Track

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Appendix ISA Server 2000 Fast Track



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