Security Features in ISA Server Beefed Up
Microsoft unveils a feature pack for its Internet Security and Acceleration Server that delivers unique protection features.In an effort to give its product an edge over the dozens of other firewalls on the market, Microsoft Corp. last week unveiled a feature pack for its Internet Security and Acceleration Server that delivers unique protection features. ISA Server 2000 Feature Pack 1 includes an enhanced SMTP filter, better security for transmissions between Outlook clients and Exchange servers, and a new technology to block some advanced Web-based attacks. ISA Server 2000 is Microsofts first security product and is typically deployed in environments with IIS (Internet Information Services) Web servers and Exchange mail servers.
The improved SMTP scanning feature adds several new filters to ISA Server 2000. Incoming mail messages can now be filtered based on sender, domain, keyword, attachment name, extension or size.