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By Jeff Anderson ·
I need a device that provides Intrusion protection and at the same time I can restrict, allow, monitor users Internet access. My thought is MS ISA Server. How about some opinions and advice.

My network is a Windows 2k environment and one important aspect. I have my own domain on a forest that is remotely connected for our email use.

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by CG IT In reply to Firewall/Internet access ...

ISA server is a pretty good . There are a lot of other Firewall/packet filter programs out there and I'm sure you'll get a lot of recommendations. I'm familiar with ISA so that's why it's my choice.

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by alveden In reply to Firewall/Internet access ...

Any reputable firewall will be able to perform as per your requirement. CheckPoint, Watchguard, ISA, etc allow this. So you have a wide range to choose from.

It really boils down to the following criteria.
Cost Vs Level of protection.
How much are you willing to spent on your solution? And to what level of protection?

Managiblity and Familiarity.
There is no point getting a security product if you are not familiar with it and hence could not manage it properly. And are you willing to spent time and money to familiarize your team with fw alien to them or something that they are already familiar with.

Monitoring and reporting.
Agian there is an additional cost here for some fw product. Most will have basic monitoring and reporting. And you need additional tools to give you more detail. However some fw, like watchguard includes a reporting module

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by colin In reply to Firewall/Internet access ...

The sonicwall is vey good. Easy to configure, very secure and it has an excellent internet usage monitor called viewpoint.

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